1. The Temasek Foundation Urban Resilience Programme (TFURP), a joint collaboration between Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC), Global Resilient Cities Network (GRCN) and Temasek Foundation (TF), is a project accelerator programme targeted at city leaders and practitioners. The objectives of the programme are to develop in-city capacities to identify liveability and resilience challenges and opportunities; apply high-density, high liveability guiding principles to build resilience in urban development and management based on Singapore’s experience; and to formulate bankable project proposals linked to climate change and resilience.

  2. Participation is by nomination and application. The selected group of 8 cities from ASEAN and India will have the chance to join a capacity-building programme, work on an expert-mentored actual project and discuss their project with private sector & institutional players.

  3. The selected 8 cities will have the opportunity to nominate a team of 4 participants comprising preferably one (1) City Leader, one (1) Technocrat, one (1) Chief Resilience Officer and one (1) Project Owner to join a 5-day practitioner-oriented capacity building programme in Singapore on 24th – 28th February 2020.

  4. After the capacity building programme, a cohort of 3 cities will be selected to continue a more comprehensive engagement programme. All 3 cities will be offered in-city thematic workshops where senior practitioners from the Singapore Government/GRCN Resource Persons and businesses will participate to advance the project proposals.

  5. All 3 cities will then get an opportunity to present these project proposals to investors at the World Cities Summit in July 2020 in Singapore.


Outline of the 5-Days Capacity Building Programme on 24th – 28th February 2020

  • Understand the guiding principles in developing the city while taking into account systemic risks over the past 50 plus years through the Singapore Liveability Framework, which distills urban principles for liveable, high-density cities;

  • Develop capacity to apply a holistic and systemic approach to identify the liveability and resilience challenges and opportunities a city and some of its key projects will face in the next 20-30 years, including the data gap and technological opportunities;

  • Develop capacity to formulate bankable project proposals linked to climate change and resilience focusing on the water and waste management sectors; and

  • Learn and exchange ideas with other participants, urban leaders and solution providers in Singapore.

Participants’ Testimonials from other CLC’s Programmes

“The presentation and case studies by the experts were well-done.”
Pasang Dorji, then Executive Secretary of Thimpu, Bhutan (Temasek Foundation Leaders In Urban Governance Programme 2016 alumni)

“I really appreciate the experience and learnt a lot.”
Chen Fugui, Executive Vice Mayor, Guangzhou Municipal Government, China (TFILUGP 2014 alumni)

“The programme will be useful for local city planning and administration for sustainable development.”
Burla Ramanjaneyulu, then Commissioner, Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation, India (TFILUGP 2012 alumni)

Eligibility Criteria

  • Participants must be fluent in spoken and written English. Participants should form a team of 4 members comprising one City leader (Mayor/Deputy Mayor), one Technocrat (e.g. chief urban planner, Head of Department), one Chief Resilience Officer/Chief Sustainability Officer and one Project Owner (i.e. key project leader). Participants’ projects should be related to urban development and management focusing on Waste or Water Sectors. You may find more details related to the eligibility criteria in the Application Form.

Programme Fees

Sponsorship from Temasek Foundation for the TFURP programme fee is available for selected participants that meet the eligibility criteria. This is inclusive of programme materials, official meals, local airport transfers and hotel accommodation in Singapore.


Cities are invited to nominate teams headed by a city leader (governor/mayor/municipal commissioner) together with three other senior officials preferably comprising a technocrat, a Chief Resilience/Sustainability Officer and a Project Owner. Cities are required to submit a concept paper on a project related to a challenge related to waste and water which they wish to address over the course of a year.


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Please email Kuang_jin_yi@mnd.gov.sg or Naufal_Surattee_KHAN@mnd.gov.sg for any enquiries regarding this programme.

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