Integrated Urban Services: Regional Launch Event, 10-11 and 12-13 August 2021

Jennifer Daw, William Flens, Jill Engel-Cox, Helen Santiago Fink, Josh Sperling, Carol MacCurdy, Anu Ramaswami, Paula Kehoe, James Moore, Venkatachalam Anbumozhi, Navjeev Singh, Elizabeth Jung, Parthiv Kurup, Makoto Yokohari, Elaine Hale, Thomas Hussey

Research output: NRELPresentation


The Integrated Urban Services (IUS) Program virtual launch event was conducted on August 10th and 12th, 2021 and provided education to the 26 cities in the ASEAN Smart Cities Network focused on integrated urban planning and the energy-food-water nexus. Experts representing academia, government, NGOs, and the private sector were invited to share knowledge and key lessons from their experience working on urban development projects in the ASEAN region and around the world. The IUS program, which is funded by the U.S. State Department and implemented by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, aims to promote systems integration and circular economy principles for resource recovery and reuse at the city scale. This new initiative will help ASEAN cities build resilience in their energy, water, and food provision systems. The objectives of this three-year project are to: Educate stakeholders on the benefits of circular economy approaches such as resource recovery and reuse, and on opportunities to build cost-efficient and resilient models of basic urban service and food provision; Provide technical assistance to two select cities within ASEAN to aid them in implementing regenerative EWF system pilot projects; and Engage the private sector to promote market-based planning and investment to support pilot project implementation.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages123
StatePublished - 2021

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PR-7A40-80726


  • circular economy
  • energy-water-food nexus
  • integrated systems
  • Integrated Urban Services
  • Nexus
  • Smart Cities


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