Better Cities Jul 2021

Better Cities | Jul 2021

Building Resilience for Climate Change

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In Conversation with DPM Heng Swee Keat

How can cities respond to the pandemic, climate crisis and other disruptions to emerge more sustainable and resilient? Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister shared the city-state’s experience in his keynote address for this year’s World Cities Summit, jointly organised with the Singapore International Water Week and Asia Infrastructure Forum.


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Building Community Resilience for Climate Change

How can communities rally together to create more resilient neighbourhoods? See how residents living around Cambridge Road in Singapore collaborated with experts to plan and implement community initiatives as part of CLC’s Building Community Resilience project.

Residents preparing wood cookies for the community-designed and managed green corridor.

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Making Sense: Leveraging the Science of Cities

Cities are complex entities where urban systems and people interact in ways that are often out of sight and seemingly random. Can a science of cities help us understand how cities work in a quantitatively predictable way? Can advanced analytics and modelling tools using big data guide policymakers and urban planners to address complex urban issues such as transportation, health, and housing?

2 Sep 2021 (Thursday)
4:00pm – 5:10pm (GMT+8)


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Infrastructure in the Circular Economy

Transitioning to a circular economy can help cities meet long-term policy objectives related to climate change. Experts including CLC Chairman Dr Cheong Koon Hean share six opportunities for infrastructure to play a role in supporting such a shift.

Source: “Bosco Verticale” (CC BY-NC 2.0) by el_ave, flickr

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Intelligent Cities Going Green

Be inspired by some of the best “local green deals” cities have adopted to go green. These best practices and plans were showcased at the European Commission’s 100 Intelligent Cities Challenge City Lab, featuring cities such as Espoo, Singapore and Mechelen.

Source: Mark Stoop, Unsplash

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Urban Solutions #19 | Will COVID-19 Redefine Cities?

With the COVID-19 pandemic disrupting communities, work, mobility, real estate, business models and supply chains in unprecedented ways, is it the end of cities as we know them? Lord Norman Foster, Founder and Executive Chairman of Foster + Partners, shares what lies ahead for cities.


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