Planning a City for Health and Well-Being


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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:

  • Protecting against disease through improving environmental health,
  • Provision of healthcare expertise to support the evolving health needs of Singapore’s population, and
  • Promoting well-being by enabling behaviours that foster health.