‘Smart city’ is more than just a buzzword; the emergence of this term calls for technological solutions to maintain sustainability and enhanced quality of life in this day and age, particularly in congested cities. With smart cities on the rise, governments have to make shift and adopt smart solutions for higher efficiency and better administration in line with the objectives of Industry 4.0.

In this issue, VisioBloc centers on smart cities and smart governance, especially in the ASEAN region. We have insights on the development of smart cities in the ASEAN region and the adoption of blockchain technology to implement smart governance. In addition, we have an interesting write- up on digital identity as a component of a smart city. There is also a brief overview on the adoption of cloud policies by the ASEAN governments.

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