Better Cities Oct 2021

Better Cities | Oct 2021

Solutions for Resilience and Recovery

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USS Comic Pilot: ABC Waters Programme

The Active, Beautiful, Clean (ABC) Waters Programme is an initiative launched by the PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency in 2006 to create beautiful and clean water bodies with community spaces for all to enjoy. Find out more through CLC’s ABC Waters Urban Systems Study.

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Route to Resilience is Collaboration, Nature and Technology

Cities need to urgently address climate change and plan how to cope with its effects, both now and in the future. Speakers at the WCS Webinar “Planning for a Rainy Day: Climate Ready Cities” share solutions and reveal the importance of understanding how cities, stakeholders and urban systems are intertwined: “if you don’t look far enough, you won’t be able to understand the connections.”

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Smart Solutions for Recovery and Resilience

CLC’s Executive Director Hugh Lim weighs in on what it takes to build pandemic-proof and resilient cities, emphasising the role that smart solutions play in accelerating post-pandemic recovery and ensuring urban resilience to future crises.

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Urban Solutions #19 | Pioneering the Postpandemic City

COVID-19 has forced urbanists to rethink the cities of tomorrow. In this interview, Prof Greg Clark CBE, Group Advisor, Future Cities & New Industries at HSBC and Moderator of the World Cities Summit Mayors Forum, envisages the possible post-pandemic future for cities, from green recovery to “blended cities” and global collaboration.

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Urban Solutions #19 | LKYWCP Laureate Cities Retrospective

The Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize is awarded biennially in recognition of the laureate city’s success in overcoming urban challenges and transforming itself. This special photo essay takes a look at how the past five laureates succeeded in doing so and highlights their respective visions for the future.

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Rethinking Global Cities in a New Era

How has COVID-19 impacted the model of global cities as hubs in the flow of corporate talent, tourists, investors and other key economic players? Hear how our speakers expect retail, office and tourism spaces in cities to be reconfigured in this and other contexts such as digitalisation. Hugh Lim, Executive Director of the Centre for Liveable Cities, will sum up WCS 2021 by giving some closing remarks.

18 Nov 2021 (Thursday)
4:00pm – 5:30pm (GMT+8)

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A Systems Approach in Adapting to Disruption

From the COVID-19 pandemic to the climate crisis, digital revolution and demographic shifts, our way of life is being transformed. In this WCS session “Cities Adapting to a Disrupted World”, government and industry leaders discuss how to emerge stronger through taking risks and tapping opportunities, and highlight the need for innovative global and cross-sector collaboration to develop well-integrated solutions.

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