Designing cities for life

The ASEAN Sustainable Urbanisation Strategy

Jakarta meeting

The ASEAN Sustainable Urbanisation Strategy (ASUS) Socialisation Forum, which was held on 28-29 November 2019 in Jakarta, Indonesia supported by the Government of Germany, provided a platform for 42 participants to discuss priority areas under ASUS and the actions and toolkits required to further develop them at regional and national levels. The Forum was organised by the ASEAN Connectivity Division (ACD) of the ASEAN Secretariat together with the ASEAN Lead Implementing Body for Sustainable Infrastructure (LIB-SI), with support from the ASEC 2025 project commissioned by the German Federal Foreign Office.

The Forum gave us the opportunity to gather key stakeholders from ASEAN Member States to share programmes and priorities in advancing sustainable urbanisation and facilitate implementation across the region. It served as a valuable platform to discuss ways to enhance ASEAN’s efforts in utilising ASUS and its toolkits.

Lim Chze Cheen, Director ASEAN Connectivity Division, ASEAN Secretariat