Today (17 May 2021), the Royal Thai Embassy in Stockholm together with the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok, the Swedish University of Agricultural Science (SLU), the Royal Forest Department of Thailand, National Innovation Agency, and Thailand Management Association co-hosted an online workshop on Sustainable Smart Cities for All. This workshop is part of the Thailand and Sweden Sustainable Development Forum 2021, which includes three workshops on the topics relating to sustainable city, sustainable forestry and sustainable ecosystem for startups, to be held between 17-19 June 2021, and a business pitching event for Thai and Swedish business sector in September 2021.

          Many interesting topics emerged from today’s discussion such as how SDGs can be a part of city planning, involvement of citizens and the private sector in city development, urban planning for disabilities, waste management, as well as public budget management. The participation of relevant parties from both sides provides opportunities for future collaborations in the area of sustainable smart cities. #smart cities are not simply about technology but should aim for sustainability and inclusiveness.

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