Better Cities Jan 2019

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Better Cities | Jan 2019

Resilient Food Systems in Cities

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BC Highlights 201901 Fresh off the Press: Food Secure Cities

Fresh off the Press: Food Secure Cities

Amidst the growing awareness of how important sustainable food systems are, the latest issue of Urban Solutions on ‘Food Secure Cities’ explores the innovative solutions cities and communities have developed to make food accessible and affordable.

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BC Highlights 201901 The Future is Flexibility 

The Future is Flexibility 

Embracing a mix of uses is key to the success of tomorrow’s urban spaces, say World Cities Summit (WCS) Young Leaders at the first 2019 “Synergies” event held at CapitaLand’s brand new Open Mind space.

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BC Highlights 201901 Seven Pillars for the Circular Economy

Seven Pillars for the Circular Economy

Eva Gladek, Founder and CEO of Metabolic

“It starts from having a really clear vision of how you want to create this sustainable circular city.”

Seven pillars define the development of a closed-loop cycle necessary to preserve our resources for eternity, says the founder of Metabolic, a firm that uses systems thinking to tackle sustainability challenges.

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BC Highlights 201901 Working Hand-in-Hand

Working Hand-in-Hand

Mochamad Nur Arifin, Vice-Regent, Trenggalek, Indonesia

“We call it gotong royong [mutual collaboration]…If we have any problem, please, we do it together.”

Communication, education and engagement with the citizens are the key priorities in Trenggalek’s efforts to build better homes for all, says the Vice-Regent of this regency in East Java, Indonesia.

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BC Highlights 201901 From One to Eight

From One to Eight

Anar Enkhbat, General Architect, Urban Development and Master Planning Agency of Capital City, Ulaanbaatar

“We’ve decentralised all this — one centred city, into eight different sub-centres.”

To combat congestion and a growing population, Ulaanbaatar set up a central organisation to overcome the political challenges of decentralisation, says the General Architect of the capital city of Mongolia.

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BC Highlights 201901 See Your Future City in VR

See Your Future City in VR

Bernard Charles, Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Dassault Systèmes

“Technology can allow you to reveal imagination, represent your ideas.”

Ever wonder how cities function? See it through the eyes of an urban planner as Dassault Systèmes uses virtual reality (VR) to simulate different planning scenarios, transforming the way cities are planned, built and modified.

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BC Highlights 201901 More than a Smart City

More than a Smart City

With its innovative healthcare projects, intelligent energy management systems and entrepreneur-friendly spaces, Kashiwa-no-ha Smart City is an admirable outcome of a public-private-academic partnership to build a next generation hometown.

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BC Highlights 201901 A Holistic Approach to Urban Food Systems

Urban Solutions #14 | A Holistic Approach to Urban Food Systems

Food is at the confluence of many policies and is a crucial entry point for sustainable development, says the Mayor of Milan, Giuseppe Sala.

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BC Highlights 201901 Food Security in Cities

Urban Solutions #14 | Food Security in Cities

By leveraging on innovative technologies, even a dense and land-scarce city like Singapore can grow its own food and maintain a sustainable supply, shares its former head of Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore, Dr Ngiam Tong Tau.

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