Better Cities Oct 2023


Better Cities | Oct 2023

Collaborative Research Efforts

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Memorandum of Understanding between Centre for Liveable Cities and the Singapore-ETH Centre

Close collaboration has always been key to our ability to push boundaries in delivering impactful real-world solutions. This is especially important in urban planning where there are multiple stakeholders and diverse planning scenarios. In this light, the Centre for Liveable Cities and Singapore-ETH Centre signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), on 4 October 2023, which seeks to foster collaboration and research in areas critical to building resilient and liveable urban environments.

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Systemic Design for Decarbonising Buildings and Cities

Professor Dr Arno Schlueter, from ETH Zurich, shared on the importance of integrated and systemic designs for decarbonising buildings and cities.

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CLC at the Sustainability Expo 2023

Executive Director Hugh Lim spoke on the challenges for future cities at the Sustainability Expo 2023 (SX2023) in Bangkok, Thailand, in October 2023. The largest sustainability exposition in ASEAN, the Expo aims to educate and raise the public’s awareness of sustainable development.

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CLC at the Asia Pacific Cities Summit and Mayors’ Forum

CLC’s Executive Fellow, Michael Koh, spoke at the Asia Pacific Cities Summit and Mayors’ Forum (APCS MF) in Brisbane, Australia from 10 – 13 October 2023. The theme for APCS this year was “Shaping Cities For Our Future”.



Key Takeaways from the Future Cities Laboratory Global Conference

CLC’s Executive Director, Hugh Lim, was invited to give a keynote speech at the Future Cities Laboratory Global Conference titled “Future Cities: Through Science. By Design. In Place. Over Time.” from 12 - 13 October 2023, in Switzerland. Hosted by ETH Zurich, the conference focused on how scientific progress and innovation could contribute to sustainable urban development of future cities, and shared results of ongoing applied research in the areas of urban design, energy and mobility, building circularity, ecological and food systems.

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Urban Solutions #23 | Radical Collaborations for Innovative Urban Solutions

Jukka Mäkelä, Mayor of Espoo, Finland, discusses the city’sapproach of leading the citystrategy based on a co-created narrative—the Espoo Story—to achieve a sustainable and inclusive society.

Source: Visit Espoo, Tomi Tähti
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Urban Solutions #23 | Deploying Accessible and Sustainable Mobility in Smart Cities

Ms Hyeyoung Kim, Hyundai Motor Group’s Vice President and Head of Smart City Innovation Group, shares on how public-private partnerships and the use of technology play key roles in improving transportation, and the equity and inclusivity in cities.

Source: Visit Espoo, Tomi Tähti
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