Advanced Urban Governance Programme

Be part of our unique leaders' retreat

15 June – 4 July 2020

The Advanced Urban Governance Programme (AUGP) is a unique 3-week Leaders' retreat – comprising a carefully selected group of primarily mayors and city leaders, with participation of senior leaders from the private sector, academia, NGOs and International Organisations.

The AUGP will culminate in the participation at the World Cities Summit (WCS) 2020.

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Cities are at the vanguard of facing and solving some of the most pressing challenges facing humanity like climate change, social cohesion and technological disruptions. More than half the world now live in cities — and this number will increase to two-thirds by 2050.

Many megacities are rising in Asia and elsewhere. However, governing cities to be liveable and sustainable is one of the most complex jobs.

Unlike in the business world where businesses schools and advanced management programmes exist, there are no training programmes for those who are or are about to become mayors and city leaders.

Singapore’s Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC) aims to fill this gap with the inaugural Advanced Urban Governance Programme (AUGP). At the completion of AUGP, participants can attend the World Cities Summit (WCS) from 5 – 9 July 2020.

CLC will build on its repertoire of practical knowledge in running its renowned Leaders in Urban Governance Programmes over the last decade, attended by over 2,000 global city leaders.

Why choose AUGP

Leaders participating in the AUGP will have the opportunity to:

  • Study case studies on both Singapore and other cities, led by practitioners
  • Interact with leading thought leaders and practitioners in the urban governance sector
  • Participate in in-depth study tours and intensive workshops to tackle challenging real-world city projects

The AUGP will culminate in the participation and presentation of recommendations at the World Cities Summit (WCS) 2020.


CLC will be partnering leading practitioners, international experts and top universities including Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore), National University of Singapore (NUS) and Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) to develop the programme.

The curriculum of AUGP will be based on:

  • Practical case studies and the Urban Systems Studies (USS) series on Singapore
  • Insights and knowledge from CLC’s network of 400 cities, including Laureate cities of the prestigious Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize

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Please email MND_CLC_Programmes@mnd.gov.sg for more information.


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