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1 Someformofhuman Julian Goh, Director Singapore: Present, Past & Future Creating a sustainable, resilient and equitable city

2 Source: Urban Development Authority (URA) Bukit Ho Swee Fire in 1961 Our Present

3 3 Singapore, a compact city-state 5.4 mil population, S$330 billion GDP 5 Airports, World’s busiest port 3 rd largest refinery hub 20% of land for defence

4 Copyright © Centre for Liveable Cities Source: CRISP Yet Singapore is Green & Liveable Asia’s greenest city (EIU Asia Green City index) Asia’s most liveable city (Mercer) Two-thirds of the land is water catchment ~50% green cover, more biodiversity than the North America continent

5 Copyright © Centre for Liveable Cities Our Past

6 Source: Urban Development Authority (URA) A third world city at independence in 1965 With 1.6mil population, two-thirds in squatters & slums

7 Building homes and resettling people Cheap, fast and scaleable

8 Copyright © Centre for Liveable Cities HDB – Punggol Breeze Creating a clean and green Singapore With a lot of hard work and trial & error

9 Building resilience in our water needs Collect every drop of water, and re-use more than once

10 Copyright © Centre for Liveable Cities Keeping our roads congestion-free And promoting public transport for the masses

11 Source: URA Systematic planning to meet long-term needs Projecting our needs, safeguarding our resources

12 Source: Urban Development Authority (URA) Bukit Ho Swee Fire in 1961 Our Future…

13 Pervasive Connectivity Smart Infrastructure Harnessing Big DataSmart, Sustainable Districts Fibre broadband >95% Free Wifi 4G network Technology has opened up new possibilities Which we have yet to fully grasp

14 URA Good Governance Leadership, Sound, competent institutions Integrated Approach Think long-term, Fight productively Good Governance needed to realize its potential And technology will in turn strengthen governance

15 About CLC Copyright © Centre for Liveable Cities The Singapore WUF Medellin Making Cities Sustainable, Resiiient and Equitable 12:15-14:15, 7 Apr 2014 City Changer Room / UN-Habitat Pavilion Press Launch of Partnership on Greener Cities by UNEP and UN Habitat 15:00-17:00, 7 Apr 2014 CLC Training Event: Common Challenges, Shared Solutions 8:30-11:30, 9 Apr 2014 Special Session: Urban Equity in Development Medellin City: City for Life 14:00-16:00, 9 Apr 2014

16 About CLC Copyright © Centre for Liveable Cities The Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC) was set up in 2008 based on a strategic blueprint developed by Singapore’s Inter-Ministerial Committee on Sustainable Development. The Centre’s mission is to distil, create and share knowledge on liveable and sustainable cities. CLC distils key learning points from Singapore’s experiences over the last half-century, while creating knowledge to address emerging challenges. It also shares knowledge with, and learns from, other cities and experts. CLC receives guidance from its Advisory Board, comprising senior fi gures from academia, industry and the public sector. A high-level panel of Distinguished Advisors - comprising prominent former politicians and senior civil servants - contributes to the intellectual development of the Centre. CLC works closely with its Stakeholder Agencies - representing Singapore’s urban planning, governance and development expertise – to integrate their knowledge. CLC Panel of Experts are domain experts with technical knowledge and expertise that CLC will tap for capability development and future consultancy projects. The Centre operates as part of the Ministry of National Development, and comprises a dynamic CLC team of offi cers from diverse disciplines and backgrounds. Guided by the CLC Framework for Liveable and sustainable Cities, the Centre works across three main areas - Research, Capability Development, and Promotion.

17 About the speaker Copyright © Centre for Liveable Cities Mr Julian Goh has extensive experience in both the public and private sector in the area of urban planning and development. He is currently Director of the Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC), which is part of Ministry of National Development Singapore. At CLC, he is responsible for research, training and advisory services. Prior to this, Mr Goh was with Siemens AG, Europe’s largest infrastructure and engineering company. He was the Head of Urban Planning & Smart City at Siemens, and a founding member of Siemens’ Global Centre for Competence on City Management. At Siemens, he combined his urban development know-how with the technological expertise of the company, to identify new innovative solutions for cities. He was also directly involved in a comprehensive strategy review as Siemens re-positions itself for the city market. Mr Goh started his career with the Urban Redevelopment Authority, with his last appointment as the Head of Physical Planning. He was responsible for delivering Master Plan 2008, a strategic blueprint for the development of Singapore for the next 15 years. In his career as an urban planner, he has involved in the planning of various large scale infrastructure projects such as mixed-use integrated developments, road/rail lines, and reclamation/coastal developments. Outside of his professional career, Mr Goh is also active in serving the community, as an appointed District Councilor for the Southwest District of Singapore. Mr Goh graduated from Imperial College London with a Masters in Civil Engineering (First Class) on a Singapore Government scholarship. He also holds a Masters of Science in Real Estate from the National University of Singapore. Julian Goh Director Centre for Liveable Cities

18 World Cities Summit, June 2014 World Cities Summit Mayors Forum, 1 June 2014 Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize 2014 Liveable and Sustainable Cities : Common Challenges, Shared Solutions An integrated event with: You’re Invited to Singapore in June 2014! 18

19 New York (2012) Suzhou (2014) Bilbao (2010) Ahmedabad (2012 Special mentions) 19

20 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam - Improve transport system Temasek Foundation – Leaders in Urban Governance Jakarta Timur, Indonesia - Housing / Resettlement Quezon City, Philippines Metro Manila, Philippines Urban Greenway Transformation Mayor Herbert Bautista in TF-LUGP 20


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