Better Cities Mar 2018

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Better Cities | Mar 2018

Building Cities Together: When Enterprises and Governments Collaborate

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Building Cities Together: When Enterprises and Governments Collaborate

Creating Guangzhou Knowledge City (GKC) involved more than building physical infrastructure, but developing an ecosystem of local governance, talent pipeline and digital connectivity too, said Nina Yang, CEO of Sustainable Urban Development at Ascendas-Singbridge, at the launch of Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City: A New Paradigm in Collaboration. The development of the city has also benefitted from government-to-government collaborations, which have seen Singapore bring in industries that focus on its strengths and Guangdong’s needs. Such enterprise-led master developments backed by the government have helped GKC attract skilled manpower and knowledge-based industries.

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Urban Governance and the Rule of Law as a Tool of Development

A small country has less margin for error and thus cannot leave many things to chance. This is why Singapore has such interventionist policies, said Minister Desmond Lee at the 9th World Urban Forum held in Kuala Lumpur. Such a proactive approach in governance ensures the country’s social, environmental and economic development is stable and orderly.

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Strengthening Singapore’s Resilience

Resilience – what were Singapore’s strategies in the past, and what do we need to do moving forward? During a workshop co-organised by CLC and the 100 Resilient Cities, stakeholders from the people, public and private sectors got together to discuss key gaps and opportunities in advancing continued efforts to build resilience in Singapore. A key insight was that resilience is a shared responsibility that has to involve the different stakeholders living in the city.

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Urban Solutions #12 | Richard Florida: Making Inclusion the Agenda

Urbanist Richard Florida popularised the idea that the creativite economy spurs urban regeneration with his 2002 book The Rise of the Creative Class. Fifteen years later, this has revived cities but the benefits are very uneven. While the creative class has done very well, the lower-wage service workers that make up the majority of society have fallen further and further behind. Florida tells Dinesh Naidu about his new book, The New Urban Crisis, and how cities can spread the benefits with inclusive urbanism, through affordable housing, good transit, job upgrading and community engagement.

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Urban Solutions #12 | Transformed City Centres: Breathing New Life into the Old

Rapidly urbanising cities in Asia need to balance the demands of population and economic growth, while tackling social, cultural and historical challenges. Yuqi Liew illustrates three examples of successful urban regeneration — the Singapore River, the Tokyo Station and Seoul’s Cheonggyecheon — and highlights the various strategies used to make a positive impact in these environments.

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Urban Solutions #12 | Tanjong Pagar: Continuing Life After Hours

Fifteen years ago, Tanjong Pagar was mainly an office district that was quiet at night and over weekends. To liven up the area, the Urban Redevelopment Authority enhanced the mix of uses in the area by increasing the live-in population and creating a sizeable hotel cluster checkered with retail and greenery. Today, modern skyscrapers juxtapose with rows of conserved shophouses and, beyond office hours, locals and visitors share parks and urban spaces. This unique combination of conservation, commercial and residential uses has created a distinct identity for Tanjong Pagar.

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