Better Cities Oct 2022


Better Cities | Oct 2022

What Makes Cities Good

Size: 1.07 MB

Download PDF


World Cities Summit Wants to Hear From You

Thank you for being part of the World Cities Summit 2022! We would like to hear your thoughts on this year’s in-person and virtual conferences, as well as how we can improve future editions. Fill in our feedback survey below.

If you missed the Summit this year, catch up on conference sessions and other exclusive online content on our YouTube channel.

Catch exclusive WCS mayoral addresses, conference sessions and other online content from WCS 2022, now live on our YouTube channel




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 knowledge sharing.

Source: metamorworks/Shutterstock

🕒10 min | Read


Building Communities Through Participatory Design

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 Carbon-Neutral Precinct

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 Research Programme

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 and perceptions.

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

← Previous Issue | Next Issue →