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Ten Points for Liveable Cities: Lessons from Singapore

Ten Points for Liveable Cities: Lessons from Singapore | Urban Life | Scoop.it

Urban populations are expanding at an exponential rate as people are migrating to city centers where economic opportunities promise social mobility and access to education, health resources, and where employment is more abundant than in rural areas. 


Nations once considered in the “third world” are making leaps to accommodate growing populations with thoughtful considerations in designing these new urban capitals.  Population trends have shifted considerably and have contributed to some of the densest urban cities never before seen in history.  The rise in the classification of cities as “mega-cities” and the problems that such high population densities face speak to the fact that our cities have reached a saturation point that needs to addressing.

Singapore, an island nation in the Asian Pacific, is the third densest country in the world. Last year the Center for Liveable Cities and the Urban Land Institute participated in a summit of leading planners and policy makers to discuss the steps that Singapore was taking in its development in response to its growing urban populations.  The result of the conference was a list of ten points that contribute to making Singapore a liveable high dense city...


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Three Ideas for Creating Livable Cities | This Big City

Three Ideas for Creating Livable Cities | This Big City | Urban Life | Scoop.it
What makes a city 'livable'? The answer depends, at least in part, on the location of the city in question.
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Three Ideas for Creating Livable Cities

Three Ideas for Creating Livable Cities | Urban Life | Scoop.it
What makes a city 'livable'? The answer depends, at least in part, on the location of the city in question.
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Bottom-Up Urbanism Works! An Update From The Livable City Awards

Bottom-Up Urbanism Works! An Update From The Livable City Awards | Urban Life | Scoop.it
The three winners of the Philips Livable Cities Award demonstrate that the most innovative solutions for people lacking of amenities in cities are often the simplest.
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Three Ideas for Creating Livable Cities | This Big City

Three Ideas for Creating Livable Cities | This Big City | Urban Life | Scoop.it
What makes a city 'livable'? The answer depends, at least in part, on the location of the city in question.
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