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

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

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

4 Copyright © Centre for Liveable Cities
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 Copyright © Centre for Liveable Cities Source: CRISP

5 Copyright © Centre for Liveable Cities
Our Past Copyright © Centre for Liveable Cities

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

7 Building homes and resettling people
Cheap, fast and scaleable

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

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 Copyright © Centre for Liveable Cities

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

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

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

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

15 Copyright © Centre for Liveable Cities
About CLC 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 Copyright © Centre for Liveable Cities

16 Copyright © Centre for Liveable Cities
About CLC 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. Copyright © Centre for Liveable Cities

17 Copyright © Centre for Liveable Cities
About the speaker 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 Copyright © Centre for Liveable Cities

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

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

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

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