Singapore’s high-density, high-liveability urban model has seen it consistently ranked well in various international liveability surveys, and is the subject of much interest and study. The Centre’s advisory work is a response to requests from state and city governments seeking to meet the challenges of urbanisation.

The Centre's advisory work leverages Singapore’s collective body of knowledge and expertise in urban planning, development and governance, and applies them in practical approaches towards solving diverse urban challenges.

Project Highlights

Amaravati, the New Capital City of Andhra Pradesh

Since 2015, the Centre has been part of a team led by Singapore’s Ministry of Trade & Industry providing advice and capability development support to the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh in its efforts to develop its new capital city, Amaravati. Guided by the Singapore Liveability Framework and drawing on Singapore’s experiences in land use and infrastructure planning and implementation, the CLC Panel of Experts has been helping to analyse ground realities and institutional issues in Amaravati.

To date, the Centre and the Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority have been working closely and systematically to balance the city’s initial development needs with a long-term perspective. Professionals and officials on both sides collaborate through deep-dive workshops ranging from integrated master and transport planning, water supply and flood management, housing and building construction, power infrastructure and solid waste management. 

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Sri Lanka Leaders in Urban Governance Programme

The Centre’s international capability development programmes have also provided a useful platform for city leaders to draw upon Singapore’s urban systems approach to tackling urban issues. Having participated in the Temasek Foundation International Leaders in Urban Governance Programmes between 2012-2013, Sri Lankan officials later requested a customised programme in the six specific areas of integrated master planning, government land sales, water infrastructure, greening, housing design and community building. A series of solutions-focused workshops culminated in the Beira Lake Intervention Area Development Plan, launched by Minister Champika Ranawaka of the Megapolis and Western Development Ministry in November 2017.   

Read more in this summary report in Better Cities.

Jakarta, Capital City of Indonesia

Since end 2015, the Centre has been collaborating with the Jakarta City Government and the Jakarta Property Institute, a non-government organisation, through several advisory engagements. The Jakarta City Government was interested in looking at how to improve efficiency and transparency of its planning and building control approval processes. As such, three workshops, co-funded by Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Jakarta Property Institute, were carried out in 2016 and 2017.

The Jakarta City Government also sent 2 batches of three senior officials to participate in the Centre’s Temasek Foundation International Leaders In Urban Governance Programme (TFILUGP) in 2016 and 2017. As a follow-up from the programmes, the Centre also co-organised a one-day deep dive workshop for the city government officials on Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) in Jakarta in November 2017. The workshop received much support and positive feedback from the new Governor Anies Baswedan and Vice-Governor Sandiaga Uno.

In May 2018, the Jakarta Spatial Planning Department presented to the Centre’s assembled panel of experts its draft 2019 Master Plan proposals to get their comments and suggestions. This initiative was suggested by Vice Governor Pak Sandiaga and the Jakarta Property Institute when CLC met up with the City Government in March 2018.

The Centre and the Jakarta City Government continue to explore possible knowledge-sharing collaborations in the future.

Read more in this summary report in Better Cities.