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Asean smart city initiatives risk raising their own governance issues

Ongoing data and information-sharing among Asean member states will build the knowledge and skills needed to deal with the challenges of increasing urbanisation.

AS THE Asean chair this year, Singapore is proposing an Asean Smart Cities Network (ASCN) framework that will create a set of normative guidelines to inform a member state's smart city development. The process is moving fast, with a concept note adopted in April at the 32nd Asean Summit and the...