Better Cities Sep 2023


Better Cities | Sep 2023

Forging Resilient Cities

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Urban Solutions #23: Inclusive Smart Cities

Cities are increasingly leveraging technology to tackle urban challenges, optimise city services and infrastructure, and improve the overall quality of life. This edition of the Urban Solutions will showcase how smart cities can be inclusive across the economic, social and spatial domains.



Urban Solutions #23 | Inclusivity and City Diplomacy

Oh Se-Hoon, Mayor of Seoul, South Korea, shares about Seoul’s new vision and highlights the links between inclusivity, competitiveness Inclusivity and and international cooperation.

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World Cities Summit Mayors Forum 2023

Around 50 mayors and city leaders convened at the 12th World Cities Summit Mayors Forum, hosted by the 2018 Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize Laureate – Seoul.

From 24 to 26 September 2023, participants, including senior leaders from industry and international organisations, and Young Leaders, engaged in lively discussions to exchange ideas and share their experience in forging inclusive and resilient cities.

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Shaping Singapore Through Urban Design

Urban design has moulded Singapore’s urban fabric into distinctive and liveable areas. As a contextual discipline, urban design evolves and relies on close partnerships between the public, private and people sectors. Through case studies on Bedok Town Centre, one-north and Singapore River, this publication exemplifies the urban design plans, elements and processes that have guided Singapore’s approach to urban design.



Urban System Studies: Planning a City for Health and Well-Being

Like much of the rest of the world, Singaporeans are living longer. But longer lifespans are meaningful only if more of it is spent in good health. What does it take for a city to continually improve the health and well-being of all who live in it?

This Urban System Study traces Singapore’s key efforts on the fronts of urban and healthcare development to highlight how various urban systems have built a solid foundation towards a healthy city through three broad strategies.



Exploring the Future of Cities: A Dialogue with Lord Norman Foster

Senior leaders from the MND Family of agencies attended an engaging dialogue with renowned architect Lord Norman Foster. Held at the Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC), the session covered topics such as the importance of infrastructure, the future of urban planning and greater experimentation as cities continually develop and innovate.

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