My Urban Challenge – part 3: Clean, green, and sustainable cities

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The last edition of GovInsider’s infographic series, “My Urban Challenge” presented with Dassault Systèmes, features Makassar, Siem Reap, and Vientiane. The city leaders of these three growing ASEAN cities are looking for innovative ways to solve the challenges that rise with their rapid growth and urbanization.

Scroll below to read up on the challenges present in Makassar, Siem Reap, and Vientiane.


This is the last of a three-part series. If you missed the first two:

Read My Urban Challenge – Part 1 presenting Yangon, Cebu City, and Luang Prabang.

Read My Urban Challenge – Part 2 presenting Jakarta, Mandalay, and Penang.


Mayor of Makassar, Indonesia

Implementing technology is easy, the challenge is engaging people to utilize it.

Mayor Mohammad Ramdhan Pomanto believes that a smart city can be fully achieved only when there are city-smart citizens. Makassar’s citizens are taking a leap forward to carry out his vision, initiating wastebanks and working together with the government to provide useful information. Read the key-facts of their efforts below.

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Mayor of Siem Reap, Cambodia

Home of the Angkor Wat, and now home to 20-tonnes of garbage every day.

Housing the biggest religious monument in the world, Siem Reap brings in an overwhelming amount of tourists… and an overwhelming amount of garbage to clean up every day. Mayor So Platong is determined to keep his city clean and sustainable amidst the rising tourism by implementing technological solutions. Read below for a quick look at how Siem Reap is tackling its urban challenges.

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City Director of Vientiane, Laos

Working as one body towards a sustainable city

The capital of Laos, Vientiane, hopes to stay a green and sustainable city. But to realize that vision, Vientiane must first educate its citizens and work together with them to change things one by one. City Director Vilayvone Chanthalaty has already implemented a few initiatives to drive this vision. Read about Vientiane’s challenges and opportunities at a glance below.

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This content was adapted from GovInsider’s original article. To read their full article, click here.

Flora Kang

Flora Kang

Communications Intern, Asia Pacific South at Dassault Systèmes
Flora is the communications intern at Dassault Systèmes, Asia Pacific South. She has a Bachelors Degree in Communication from UC San Diego and is currently exploring different career paths in marketing. In her free time, she enjoys taking photos of new landscapes and documenting her travels through vlogs.
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