Planning for a Compact & Liveable City: Singapore’s experience Mr. LIM Eng Hwee Chief Planner Urban Redevelopment Authorit...
SINGAPORE
710 km 2 SINGAPORE – AN ISLAND CITY STATE 5.1 million population
SINGAPORE – AN ISLAND CITY STATE <ul><ul><li>- National GDP: US$222.7 bil </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Diversified economy...
<ul><ul><li>1965: Population of 1.9 million  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2010:  Population of 5.1 million </li></ul></ul>A ...
Meeting Multiple Landuse Needs World’s 3 rd  most competitive country World’s largest shipping hub –  515,415 tons /yr Sta...
<ul><ul><li>Optimisation of Public Infrastructure </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Higher density developments near transport nodes ...
Planning for Sustainable Development  <ul><ul><li>Social: Provide a good quality of living for all people and create a sen...
Provide a good quality of living for all <ul><ul><li>Variety of housing types and settings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tota...
Diverse range of green and recreational spaces Henderson Waves Vertical & Skyrise greenery <ul><li>Build new parks </li></...
Sense of Identity  Joo Chiat Balestier Supreme Court <ul><li>Enhance character, identity and rootedness  </li></ul><ul><li...
Sustain a robust and vibrant economy Seletar Aerospace Park one-north:  Biomedical sciences, ICT and Media  Hub  <ul><ul><...
<ul><ul><li>Decentralisation of Economic Activities </li></ul></ul>SUB-REGIONAL CENTRES REGIONAL CENTRES FRINGE CENTRES CE...
Optimise use of land and sea space <ul><li>High-density urban developments </li></ul><ul><li>Prioritise developments in ex...
Sustainable Transport  Seamless transfers between integrated commercial developments and MRT stations/bus interchanges - C...
Develop in an environmentally responsible manner Bukit Timah  Nature Reserve Labrador Nature Reserve Sungei Buloh Wetland ...
Planning Process U RBAN  R EDEVELOPMENT A UTHORITY CONCEPT PLAN MASTER PLAN URBAN DESIGN PLANS,  DEVELOPMENT COORDINATION ...
Experiment and Innovate Co-location of facilities- Marine Parade Community Building Source: PUB Use of underground space- ...
Testbed urban solutions Solar Cells on Public Housing Marina Bay  – extension of Singapore’s Central Business District Jur...
Concept Plan 2011 Focus Group Discussions <ul><ul><li>Engage Stakeholders </li></ul></ul>
 
Conclusion <ul><li>Benefits and challenges of high-density development </li></ul><ul><li>Take a holistic perspective </li>...
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  • November 9, 2011
  • High Density and Livability: Lessons Learned in Asian Cities (Lim Eng Hwee) - ULI fall meeting - 102711

    1. 1. Planning for a Compact & Liveable City: Singapore’s experience Mr. LIM Eng Hwee Chief Planner Urban Redevelopment Authority, Singapore U RBAN R EDEVELOPMENT A UTHORITY
    2. 2. SINGAPORE
    3. 3. 710 km 2 SINGAPORE – AN ISLAND CITY STATE 5.1 million population
    4. 4. SINGAPORE – AN ISLAND CITY STATE <ul><ul><li>- National GDP: US$222.7 bil </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Diversified economy in services (financial and insurance services, logistics, ICT and tourism) and manufacturing (electronics, chemicals, biomedical sciences, and engineering) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Per capita GDP of US$43,867 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ranked Asia’s greenest metropolis in the Asian Green City Index (Siemens/EIU); 28th out of 221 cities in the Mercer report </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><ul><li>1965: Population of 1.9 million </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2010: Population of 5.1 million </li></ul></ul>A Compact & Liveable City 1960s 2010
    6. 6. Meeting Multiple Landuse Needs World’s 3 rd most competitive country World’s largest shipping hub – 515,415 tons /yr Stable and sustainable water supply 1.1 mil good quality homes Source: Ng Zhi Ting 3300 ha of parks/green spaces Culture and Heritage
    7. 7. <ul><ul><li>Optimisation of Public Infrastructure </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Higher density developments near transport nodes create sizeable commuter catchment </li></ul><ul><li>Transit-oriented developments provide good connectivity and reduce travel emissions </li></ul>
    8. 8. Planning for Sustainable Development <ul><ul><li>Social: Provide a good quality of living for all people and create a sense of well-being </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Economic: Sustain a robust and vibrant economy & ensure the economic well-being of people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Land and Sea: Make best use of our limited land and sea resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Environmental: Develop in an environmentally responsible manner </li></ul></ul>U RBAN R EDEVELOPMENT A UTHORITY SUSTAINABILITY ECONOMIC SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT LAND & SEA LAND & SEA LAND & SEA
    9. 9. Provide a good quality of living for all <ul><ul><li>Variety of housing types and settings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Total living environment with convenient access to facilities, amenities and jobs </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Diverse range of green and recreational spaces Henderson Waves Vertical & Skyrise greenery <ul><li>Build new parks </li></ul><ul><li>Extend the network of park connectors </li></ul><ul><li>Promote vertical & skyrise greenery </li></ul><ul><li>3,300 ha for parks, park connectors and open spaces </li></ul>Artist’s impression of Supertrees at the future Gardens by the Bay Source: National Parks Board
    11. 11. Sense of Identity Joo Chiat Balestier Supreme Court <ul><li>Enhance character, identity and rootedness </li></ul><ul><li>More than 7,000 buildings and structures conserved </li></ul>
    12. 12. Sustain a robust and vibrant economy Seletar Aerospace Park one-north: Biomedical sciences, ICT and Media Hub <ul><ul><li>Safeguard sufficient land for diverse economic activities in manufacturing and services </li></ul></ul>Marina Bay
    13. 13. <ul><ul><li>Decentralisation of Economic Activities </li></ul></ul>SUB-REGIONAL CENTRES REGIONAL CENTRES FRINGE CENTRES CENTRAL AREA One-North Woodlands Regional Centre Jurong Lake District Tampines Regional Centre Novena Paya Lebar Central Jurong Lake District Tampines Regional Centre
    14. 14. Optimise use of land and sea space <ul><li>High-density urban developments </li></ul><ul><li>Prioritise developments in existing built-up areas </li></ul><ul><li>Co-location of facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Developing underground </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporation of land-efficient infrastructure and technology </li></ul>Deep Tunnel Sewerage System for water collection, treatment and disposal
    15. 15. Sustainable Transport Seamless transfers between integrated commercial developments and MRT stations/bus interchanges - Citylink Mall, Singapore Expansion of rail network Promote cycling
    16. 16. Develop in an environmentally responsible manner Bukit Timah Nature Reserve Labrador Nature Reserve Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve Central Catchment Nature Reserve <ul><li>3,300 ha of land for 4 gazetted Nature Reserves </li></ul><ul><li>Safeguard environmental quality </li></ul>
    17. 17. Planning Process U RBAN R EDEVELOPMENT A UTHORITY CONCEPT PLAN MASTER PLAN URBAN DESIGN PLANS, DEVELOPMENT COORDINATION & LAND SALES DEVELOPMENT CONTROL
    18. 18. Experiment and Innovate Co-location of facilities- Marine Parade Community Building Source: PUB Use of underground space- Deep Tunnel Sewerage System Park connectors Sustainable Housing Typologies Urban Space Studies Micro-climatic mapping R&D on the Urban Environment
    19. 19. Testbed urban solutions Solar Cells on Public Housing Marina Bay – extension of Singapore’s Central Business District Jurong Lake District – lakeside destination for business & leisure
    20. 20. Concept Plan 2011 Focus Group Discussions <ul><ul><li>Engage Stakeholders </li></ul></ul>
    21. 22. Conclusion <ul><li>Benefits and challenges of high-density development </li></ul><ul><li>Take a holistic perspective </li></ul><ul><li>Plan long-term </li></ul><ul><li>Experiment and innovate </li></ul><ul><li>Engage stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>Review regularly and adapt </li></ul>
    22. 23. Thank You
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