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Integrated foresight urban planning in Singapore

Integrated foresight urban planning in Singapore

Meng, Meng ORCID: 0000-0001-7240-6454, Zhang, Jie and Wong, Yiik Diew (2015) Integrated foresight urban planning in Singapore. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Urban Design and Planning, 169 (DP1). pp. 1-13. ISSN 1755-0793 (Print), 1755-0807 (Online) (doi:

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How to optimise urban planning for sustainable development within finite land resources and growing urban population is an important global issue. This paper introduces a range of successful experiences of Singapore's integrated foresight urban planning to provide thought and guidance on urban planning. The whole planning framework follows three steps: concept plan, master plan and detailed plan. The core planning model is to divide the planning area into mass rapid transit-orientated new towns with a similar prototype. A multi-level transportation system forms Singapore's urban skeleton and enhances the connectivity among new towns. As a garden city, Singapore's green space planning methodology and white site concept are also advanced and worth learning.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: town and city planning; transport planning
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Networks and Urban Systems Centre (NUSC) > Connected Cities Research Group
Faculty of Business > Department of Systems Management & Strategy
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2019 17:16

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