Better Cities Oct 2022
Better Cities | Oct 2022
What Makes Cities Good
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Rethinking Cities: What Leaders Have Been Getting Right or Wrong
What does it mean to be a “good” city in a world facing an increasingly
uncertain future? Hugh Lim, CLC’s Executive Director, and Luis Bettencourt,
Professor and Pritzker Director of the Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation
at the University of Chicago, spoke with GovInsider on how city leaders are
rethinking urban planning to tackle complex challenges
Beyond the utility of technology, smart planning that adopts a human-centred approach enhances a city’s vibrancy.
Source: Dibakar Roy / Unsplash`
🕒 5 min | Read ⟶
From a Smart to a Learning City:
The Singapore Model for
ASEAN and India
Attaining and sustaining “smart-ness” as a city requires humility and
a process of constant reinvention and refinement. Singapore cannot
afford to stay comfortable in the status quo but must be a “learning” city
that embraces a culture of dynamic experimentation. In this chapter
contribution, Dr Limin Hee and Dr Aaron Maniam describe how Singapore
pursues its smart city vision through a whole-of-society approach, aiming
for a “high tech, high trust, high touch” city, international collaboration and
🕒10 min | Read ⟶
Building Communities Through
Addressing climate challenges is a whole-of-society effort, but how
can cities understand what local communities need and how they can
contribute? CLC’s Building Community Resilience project demonstrates the
use of participatory design—a people-centric engagement approach—to
co-create solutions to address local climate impacts.
Climate change profoundly impacts cities through extreme weather patterns and more frequent extreme weather events.
Source: Dibakar Roy/Unsplash
🕒 2 min | Watch ⟶
Urban Solutions #21 | From Polluted Terminal to
The redeveloped precinct of
Barangaroo, Sydney, is the first in
Australia to achieve carbon-neutral
status. The success of this urban
renewal project demonstrates the
potential for similar sustainable
ventures in the country.
PDF: 1.49 MB
All three commercial office towers in Barangaroo South have been
awarded 6-Star Green Star Office Design ratings by the Green
Building Council of Australia. This makes them the most sustainable
high-rise office buildings in the country.
Source: Zetter / iStock.
🕒 7 min | Read ⟶
Urban Solutions #21 | New Urban Kampung
With the increasing demographic
shifts in Singapore, this research
programme proposes looking beyond
conventional stratification, which is no
longer adequate for assessing urban
planning and people’s diverse needs
PDF: 1.64 MB
Resident champions from Waterway Cascadia co-designed
Cascadia Our Secret Yard (COSY), a flexible community space.
Source: Singapore University of Technology and Design, Cascadia
Connect and Housing & Development Board (HDB), Singapore / Neo
Sze Min & Natasha Yeo
🕒 7 min | Read ⟶
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