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Temasek Foundation Leaders in Urban Government Programme

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The Temasek Foundation Leaders in Urban Governance Programme (TFLUGP) is an exclusive 5-day mayoral programme. Practitioner-focused and action-oriented, participants will learn how Singapore overcame its challenges to create a highly dense yet highly liveable city.

• Best Practices and Insights into Singapore’s development strategies • Exclusive Dialogues with past and present Singapore leaders • Expert-mentored Action Plan for cities to implement over one year • Networking and Peer Learning with experts and participating city leaders

Through seminars, panel discussions, site visits, and dialogue sessions, the Programme will explore the following key themes: • Integrated long-term planning • Liveable high-density communities • Governance & infrastructure • Sustainable development • Competitive economy

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• Site Visits to experience urban solutions first-hand

past participants “ All who mentored us this week are the cream of urban planning, sharing real-life, not textbook, experiences.” Rohan Seneviratne, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Defence and Urban Development, Sri Lanka

applications Cities are invited to nominate teams headed by the city leader (governors / mayors / municipal commissioners) together with two other senior officials responsible for urban planning, development and governance. Cities should submit a concept paper on a project related to a challenge they wish to implement over a year.

selection criteria • Fluency in spoken and written English • Relevance of proposed project to making highly dense cities more liveable

programme fees S$13,500 (inclusive of accommodation) Sponsorship from Temasek Foundation is available. Eligibility criteria apply. For more information or to apply, please visit www.clc.gov.sg/Training/international.htm

“ The programme will be useful for the local city planning and administration for a sustainable development of the city of Visakhapatnam.” Burla Ramanjaneyulu, Commissioner, Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation, India

“ This programme will give new discourse about urban problem solving in Makassar City.” H. Muhammad Masri Tiro, Head of Physical and Infrastructure Division, Makassar City, Indonesia

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LIVEABLE AND SUSTAINABLE CITIES: COMMON CHALLENGES, SHARED SOLUTIONS The World Cities Summit is the exclusive and premier platform for government leaders and industry experts to address liveable and sustainable city challenges, share integrated urban solutions and forge new partnerships.

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01 Lively interaction

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between Mr Tharman and student participants after the 2013 S. Rajaratnam Lecture.

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Academy (BOLA), led by a group of volunteers including ex-inmates and supported by the Singapore Sports Council, is helping to transform teenagers through sports and the arts.


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the “Sharing City, Seoul� EXPO and Conference in August 2013, which drew 8,500 citizens.


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sharing enterprise that remodels old houses and lends them to people with the same interests.

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01 As inclusive places that provide

affordable, hygenic, diverse and often delicious food, hawker centres have become cultural icons of Singapore.

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01 From students to office executives

to taxi drivers, diverse people eat, mingle and sometimes share a table in hawker centres.

02 Rojak Stall at Tanglin Halt

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01 Minister for the Environment

and Water Resources Vivian Balakrishnan (third from right) announced in 2011 that the government will build 10 new hawker centres by 2017.


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PV Vacuum Engineering Pte Ltd, whose business was founded In The Netherlands in 1938 by Jacob Pielkenrood, is now a wholly owned subsidairy of Darco Water Technology Limited. PV forged to challenge the conventional, the accepted and the ordinary. In the process, PV find better ways of doing things by making certain that technology remains a slave to man, and not the other way round. The result, PV’s commercial vacuum / pneumatic application system represents innovation, a break from the norm, to solve environmental problems in our everyday life. PV worked successfully with Housing Development Board of Singapore (HDB) to develop and introduce the First Central Recyclable Waste Collection System, which improve the recyclable collection by about 3 to 4 times as compare to other HDB precinct. Treelodge Punggol is The First Singapore Green Mark Platinum Public Housing Project.

Urban-Energy Efficient Solid Waste Management System (PRCS) Most Energy Efficient Super Tall Building In The World The Pearl River Tower in Guangzhou, China, is arguably one of the most envionmentally friendly buildings in the World uses PV’s Energy Efficient Solid Waste Mgt System. Utilising PV Sound reducing environmentally friendly refuse chute, 2 fractions of waste is collected and transported away from the building.

Immediate Removal From Source The PV system remove Instantaneously office waste disposed at various locations throughout the 60,000 sq.m development. to a Centralised Location-HQ Building of The Ministry Of Education-Singapore The system uses 42.2kw per hour only, making it One of the Most Energy Efficient PRCS system in operation.

Tianjin Eco City, China The PV Energy Efficient District Level PRCS system will collect solid waste within the business park utilising on average less than 100kw per ton of waste collected of energy only. It will be one of the most energy efficient PRCS system in operation in China.

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Oasia @ Novena, a 428 Rooms cum Medical Suite & Specialist Clinic by Far East adopted the PV system to get rid of secondary indoor pollution caused by the exhaust of the conventional vacuum cleaner, leading to an improvement in indoor air quality. The system uses only 20.3 kw/hr (Avg). The system also increases the Productivity of its housekeepers.

Meeting High Quality of Urban Living Both TP180 & Guoco Tower at Tanjong Pagar Centre will adopt PV system to improve Indoor Air Quality, Housekeeping Enhance Cross Productivity and meet the need of Contamination Prevention High Quality Urban Living of its Owner / Tenants. The Surabaya National Hospital, Indonesia is a 38,000 sq.m. 10 storey TP 180 peak at 290m and will be with a 5 storey Annex Building. The the Highest residences in devlopment adopted a “Green Building” Singapore when Completed. Concept, a first in Surabaya. Guoco Tower is a 38 Storey Grade A Office Block, with 6 levels of retail/food/beverage as well as a luxury business hotel.

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Increase Productivity using Less Energy.

PV system increases the productivity of its housekeeper, whilst at the same time reduces the risk of Cross Contamination in the Hospital.


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Empty storefronts in Greater University Circle, Cleveland.

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01 Worker-owners of Green

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02 Evergreen Cooperative Laundry

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01 Ohio Cooperative

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PRICE OF HOMES

HOUSEHOLD INCOME P.M.

> 50 lakh INR ( > 100.00 US$)

>75,000 INR ( >1800 US$)

20 lakh INR ( > 40,000 US$)

40,000 INR ( > 900 US$)

4 lakh INR < x < 15 lakh INR (8,000 US$ < x < 30,000 US$)

8000 INR < x < 25,000 INR (200 US$ < x < 500 US$)

< 4 lakh INR ( > 8,000 US$)

< 8000 INR ( < 200 US$)

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area in the Indian city of Ahmedabad (2011)

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01 Potential home buyers

at a property launch.

02 The Umang Lambha

housing project in Ahmedabad.

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262 square foot home.

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in the informal sector.

02 Laxman Singh Rajput and his

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01 Children playing in front

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Squatter settlements in Singapore's earlier days.

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Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, National Day Rally 2013

How is this possible? Take a look at the example of 3- and 4- room flats at Fernvale Riverwalk in Sengkang

3-Room Flat

4-Room Flat Household Income

$2,000

Selling Price

$170,000 $17,000

$4,000 $285,000

10% Down Payment from CPF/Cash Savings

$28,500

Existing Grants

AHG: $15,000

Extra Grant*

$20,000

$4,000

NS Recognition Award

$4,000

$59,000

Total Grants and Awards

$39,000

AHG:$35,000 SHG*: $10,000 $10,000

$94,000

HDB Loan Granted

(less 10% down payment of selling price, grants and awards)

$217,500

What about monthly instalments? This would be the monthly instalments payable over 25 years for an HDB loan

Monthly Instalments

$427

CPF contribution $427

Cash outlay $0

$987

CPF contribution $920

Cash outlay $67

* SHG will be applicable for premium and standard 2-, 3- and 4-room BTO flats in non-mature estates.

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01 More help for

Singaporeans to buy flats (information current as of Sep 2013, from www.hdbspeaks.sg)

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financially ready to own a home may rent a flat from the HDB. Photo of Rental flat at Teck Whye Cres.

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Green roof

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Ground level greenery

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Filter media (sandy loam) Transition layer (coarse sand)

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Perforated pipe

Brush layer

01 Bioengineering techniques are Gabion basket (100x100x50)

applied to the banks of Kallang River at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park.

Brush layer and/or rooted plants

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Assumed mean water level

GABIONS WITH BRUSH LAYERS Gravel (sub-grade course)

LOG CRIBWALL Bed substrate Undisturbed existing soil

Wood cribwall built from timber logs

02 Extended detention zone increases volume of stormwater that is captured and treated

Functional vegetation supports nutrient removal and maintains porosity of soil Non-perforated stand pipe with cap or drainage cleanout

0.1 - 0.2m Extended detention

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Cross-sectional diagram to illustrate how bioengineering techniques are applied.

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The enhanced section of Alexandra Canal gives students an opportunity to be exposed to some aquatic flora and fauna.


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01 A map showing the extensive

network of waterways and waterbodies in Singapore.

02 Typical cross-section of a

bioretention swale (vegetated swale with bioretention systems location within the base to filter large sediments and fine particles, and to remove soluble nutrients) 03 A concrete drain has been transformed into a vegetated swale, channels rainwater into the nearby Sungei Ulu Pandan whilst removing large sediments from surface runoff.


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Filter media (sandy loam) Transition layer (coarse sand) Perforated pipe

Brush layer

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Gabion basket (100x100x50)

Brush layer and/or rooted plants

material

Assumed mean water level

GABIONS WITH BRUSH LAYERS Bed substrate Undisturbed existing soil

Wood cribwall built from timber logs

Extended detention zone increases volume of stormwater that is captured and treated

Functional vegetation supports nutrient removal and maintains porosity of soil Non-perforated stand pipe with cap or drainage cleanout

0.1 - 0.2m Extended detention 0.3 - 0.6m Filter media (sandy loam) 0.1m Transition layer (washed coarse sand)

Corrugated perforated pipe

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Gravel (sub-grade course)

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01 Students learning about

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Urbanisation generates exciting opportunities and diverse challenges.

Through its research, the Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC) distils knowledge from Singapore’s development experiences, and conducts forward-looking research that addresses emerging issues. It also shares practitioner-centric knowledge with city leaders through its capability development, events and publications. CLC co-organises the World Cities Summit and Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize.

As a resource-scarce city-state, Singapore has developed innovative solutions in urban planning, development and governance. Many emerging cities are keen to learn from these experiences, even as Singapore continues to seek fresh solutions to its own evolving challenges.

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Directors / Deputy Directors You are an accomplished practitioner or a renowned academic in the urban sector. You have 10-15 years of experience working in the areas of urban governance, planning, environment, economy and/or quality of life. Your role would be to develop strategies and oversee execution of programmes and projects related to CLC’s research, capability development or promotions work. *

Adjunct positions are also available.

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You can expect a dynamic career at CLC, bringing together senior policy-makers and experts to address urban challenges. CLC is a division of the Ministry of National Development, Singapore.

For more details, go to: www.careers.gov.sg


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Public Service Satisfaction Citizen Participation

Citizen Perspective

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Public Education Public Healthcare Public Housing Employment Service Social Security Public Safety Infrastructure Recreation and Culture Environmental Protection Public Transportation

Government Effectiveness Government Trustworthiness

Public Service Satisfaction

Business Perspective

Business Environment

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Government Effectiveness

General Public Service

Public Education Public Healthcare Public Housing Employment Service Social Security Public Safety Infrastructure Recreation and Culture Environmental Protection Public Transportation

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Harbin Changchun Urumqi Shenyang

Hohhot Yinchuan

Dalian

Shijiazhuang

Xining Taiyuan

Lanzhou

Beijing Tianjin

Ji’nan

Qingdao

Zhenzhou

Xi’an

Nanjing Hefei

Lhasa

Chengdu

Wuhan

Changsha

Nanning

Guangzhou Shenzhen HongKong

Haikou

01 Police in Hangzhou. Public safety

is one of the qualities measured by the Lien index.

02 Panoramic view of Qingdao, the

top ranked city in the Lien index.

Ningbo

Fuzhou Xiamen

Kunming

Shanghai

Nanchang

Chongqing Guiyang

Hangzhou

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Built on a foundation of over 30 years, the reputation of DJB Group of Companies is rooted in our international experience and expertise. Starting out as a construction company, we expanded into a real estate development entity, concentrating mainly in boutique residential developments.

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Currently, we are firmly established in Singapore, and we are looking forward to embarking on promising business opportunities and entering new industries across Asia, particularly India. One thing for certain is that while we spread our wings, our commitment to excellence and reliability remains steadfast. Because at the DJB Group of Companies, keeping our legacy intact is our priority. Our real estate developments utilise a combination of traditional and advanced construction techniques that follow methods and materials, which are more popular in Europe. In particular, the use of prefabricated materials assists in reducing material waste, while saving on time and manpower costs. We have been involved in development projects in Singapore and New Zealand, and are currently looking to expand and enter other markets.

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Tel: +(65) 6323-5895 Fax: +(65) 6323-2752

L-Pine Design Pte Ltd is a well established interior design firm in Singapore serving different companies nationwide. Founded by Mr Leslie Wong in 1993, L-Pine Design Pte Ltd began with its specific aim architects, multi-national corporate clientele and private home owners. OUR MISSIONS: • To continually improve the quality of our designs, workmanship and service standards for our customers. • Providing creative and innovative solutions to meet customers requirements. • Do it right the first time, on time and within budget.

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SUSTAINABLE DESIGN

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CPE Registration Number: 199703161Z Period of Registration: 25 Aug 2010 to 24 Aug 2014

The University of Florida Master’s Program in Sustainable Design is registered with the Council for Private Education, Singapore through the Center for American Education in Singapore. For more information:

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We guarantee to students in this program an intensive interdisciplinary exposure to the best in sustainable design from an international vantage point and the chance to become a graduate of one of the world’s great public research universities. Through advanced instructional technology and traveling faculty teams, we bring our sustainable design and development expertise to Singapore. An intensive capstone experience at our U.S. campus culminates the yearlong program.


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Commonwealth are situated close to MRT stations.


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ROCHOR CENTRE

SIM LIM SQUARE

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Commercial space Most accessible Least accessible Public Space Most accessible Least accessible Dwelling Space Unavailable Inaccesible

Queen Street

Bencoolen Street

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01 Xiamen Port is the first

100-million-ton port on the west bank of the Taiwan Straits.

02 A street scene in

Gulangyu, which is a car-free islet.

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01 Beautiful public parks

contribute to the high quality of life of Xiamen residents.


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01 A panoramic view of

Xiamen island.

02 Education for Xiamen's

children is both compulsory and free.

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Urban Solutions #4  

Urban Solutions is a biannual magazine published by the Centre for Liveable Cities, Singapore.