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High Density and Livability: Lessons Learned in Asian Cities (Lim Eng Hwee) - ULI fall meeting - 102711
 

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  • November 9, 2011

High Density and Livability: Lessons Learned in Asian Cities (Lim Eng Hwee) - ULI fall meeting - 102711 High Density and Livability: Lessons Learned in Asian Cities (Lim Eng Hwee) - ULI fall meeting - 102711 Presentation Transcript

  • 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
  • SINGAPORE
  • 710 km 2 SINGAPORE – AN ISLAND CITY STATE 5.1 million population
  • SINGAPORE – AN ISLAND CITY STATE
      • - National GDP: US$222.7 bil
      • - Diversified economy in services (financial and insurance services, logistics, ICT and tourism) and manufacturing (electronics, chemicals, biomedical sciences, and engineering)
      • - Per capita GDP of US$43,867
      • Ranked Asia’s greenest metropolis in the Asian Green City Index (Siemens/EIU); 28th out of 221 cities in the Mercer report
      • 1965: Population of 1.9 million
      • 2010: Population of 5.1 million
    A Compact & Liveable City 1960s 2010
  • 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
      • Optimisation of Public Infrastructure
    • Higher density developments near transport nodes create sizeable commuter catchment
    • Transit-oriented developments provide good connectivity and reduce travel emissions
  • Planning for Sustainable Development
      • Social: Provide a good quality of living for all people and create a sense of well-being
      • Economic: Sustain a robust and vibrant economy & ensure the economic well-being of people
      • Land and Sea: Make best use of our limited land and sea resources
      • Environmental: Develop in an environmentally responsible manner
    U RBAN R EDEVELOPMENT A UTHORITY SUSTAINABILITY ECONOMIC SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT LAND & SEA LAND & SEA LAND & SEA
  • Provide a good quality of living for all
      • Variety of housing types and settings
      • Total living environment with convenient access to facilities, amenities and jobs
  • Diverse range of green and recreational spaces Henderson Waves Vertical & Skyrise greenery
    • Build new parks
    • Extend the network of park connectors
    • Promote vertical & skyrise greenery
    • 3,300 ha for parks, park connectors and open spaces
    Artist’s impression of Supertrees at the future Gardens by the Bay Source: National Parks Board
  • Sense of Identity Joo Chiat Balestier Supreme Court
    • Enhance character, identity and rootedness
    • More than 7,000 buildings and structures conserved
  • Sustain a robust and vibrant economy Seletar Aerospace Park one-north: Biomedical sciences, ICT and Media Hub
      • Safeguard sufficient land for diverse economic activities in manufacturing and services
    Marina Bay
      • Decentralisation of Economic Activities
    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
  • Optimise use of land and sea space
    • High-density urban developments
    • Prioritise developments in existing built-up areas
    • Co-location of facilities
    • Developing underground
    • Incorporation of land-efficient infrastructure and technology
    Deep Tunnel Sewerage System for water collection, treatment and disposal
  • Sustainable Transport Seamless transfers between integrated commercial developments and MRT stations/bus interchanges - Citylink Mall, Singapore Expansion of rail network Promote cycling
  • Develop in an environmentally responsible manner Bukit Timah Nature Reserve Labrador Nature Reserve Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve Central Catchment Nature Reserve
    • 3,300 ha of land for 4 gazetted Nature Reserves
    • Safeguard environmental quality
  • Planning Process U RBAN R EDEVELOPMENT A UTHORITY CONCEPT PLAN MASTER PLAN URBAN DESIGN PLANS, DEVELOPMENT COORDINATION & LAND SALES DEVELOPMENT CONTROL
  • 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
  • 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
  • Concept Plan 2011 Focus Group Discussions
      • Engage Stakeholders
  •  
  • Conclusion
    • Benefits and challenges of high-density development
    • Take a holistic perspective
    • Plan long-term
    • Experiment and innovate
    • Engage stakeholders
    • Review regularly and adapt
  • Thank You