Urbanisation- How Singapore Builds Smarter Density

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2. Rapid and Expensive Urbanisation, adding to the CHALLENGES to build cities that are prosperous, livable and able to withstand time and change


4. Singapore is an island nation , so high density development is the only option

5. 10 PRINCIPLES that reflect Singapore's integrated model of planning and development which weaves together the physical, economical, social and environmental aspects of urban living

6. 6th PRINCIPLE-- Prioritize green transport and building options (An overall reduction in energy consumption and dependence adds to city sustainability. Singapore has adapted a resource-conscious growth society that relies on planning, designs and the use low-energy environmental systems for its buildings. It has also developed an efficient public transportation system and well-connected walkways to give city dwellers alternatives to driving)

7. 7th PRINCIPLE-- Relieve density with variety and add green boundaries( A high-density city need not be all about closely packed high-rise buildings. Singapore intersperses high rises with low rises, creating a skyline with more character and reducing the sense of being in a crowded space)

8. 8th PRINCIPLE--Activate spaces for greater safety (Having a sense of safety and security is an important quality-of-life factor. As Singapore became denser, designs of high-rise public housing projects were modified to improve the “visual access” to spaces so that the community can collectively be the “eyes on the street,” helping to keep neighborhoods safe)

9. 9th PRINCIPLE--Promote innovative and nonconventional solutions (look to nontraditional solutions to get around the challenges. To ensure sufficient water, Singapore developed reclaimed water under the brand name NEWater to drinking and industrial standards)

10. 10th PRINCIPLE--Forge “3P” (people, public, private) partnerships (The city government and all stakeholders need to work together to ensure they are not taking actions that would reduce the quality of life for others. URA launched the Singapore River ONE partnership to get the various stakeholders to feel a stronger sense of ownership of Singapore River so that social and economic activity in the precinct would be developed in a coordinated and sustainable manner.

11. As a city gets more populated and built up, it starts facing constraints on land and resources

12. 1st PRINCIPLE-- Plan for long term growth and renewal (A combination of long term planning, responsive land policies, development control, and good design has enabled Singapore to have dense developments that do not feel overly crowded and are both functional and aesthetically pleasing)

13. 3rd PRINCIPLE-- Draw nature closer to people (Soften the edges of a highly built up cityscape and provides the city dwellers with pockets of respite from the hustle and bustle of urban life, not only aesthetically pleasing but also improves the air quality and mitigates heat from the tropical sun)

14. 4th PRINCIPLE--Develop affordable, mixed-use neighbourhoods (Neighbourhoods in Singapore's new towns have a mix of public and private developments that are served by a full range of facilities that are easy to access and are generally affordable)

15. 5th PRINCIPLE--Make public spaces work harder (Often, pieces of land that surround the city's infrastructure are dormant, empty spaces. Singapore's idea is to make all space, including infrastructural spaces, serve multiple uses and users by unlocking the empty spaces for commercial and leisure activities)

16. 2nd PRINCIPLE--Embrace diversity, foster inclusiveness (Create a sense of inclusiveness through encouraging greater interaction, Eg. HDB)

17. Innovative planning designs and developmental practices that emphasize a "people-first" focus that can help ensure that rapid urbanisation does not compromise livability and sustainability

18. Planning to demonstrate how well-planned design and development are the foundation for a physical environment that is conducive to a competitive economy and a high quality of life and sustainable environment