Better Cities | Jul 2018 | Revealed: Creating Liveable, Innovative and Sustainable Cities

Better Cities | Jul 2018 | Revealed: Creating Liveable, Innovative and Sustainable Cities

 

Revealed: Creating Liveable,
Innovative and Sustainable Cities
In line with our mission to distil, create and share knowledge on liveable and sustainable cities, the CLC launched 10 publications as part of its 10th anniversary at the recent World Cities Summit. They explore the most prevalent topics that cities face today, including innovation, resilience and collaboration:

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Making Cities Liveable: Insights from 10 Years of Lectures at the CLCThis selection of 15 CLC lectures by leading international and Singaporean figures over the last decade highlight the art and science of how cities are planned and governed. Innovation and CollaborationIn the latest issue #13 of CLC’s biannual magazine, we explore how governments, corporations and communities harness the power of innovation to co-create solutions to address pressing urban issues. A Resilient SingaporeIn a world fraught with increasingly complex challenges, resilience is critical for cities to not just survive, but also adapt and thrive. Discover how resilience has been part of the Singapore story and continues to be in the future.
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Source: Centre for Liveable Cities Becoming Australia’s
Digital City
 

Source: Centre for Liveable Cities “Urbanisation is Not
An Accident”
 

Source: Centre for Liveable Cities Collaboration is Key to Achieving Sustainability

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Technology and the City: Foundation for a Smart NationThe digital revolution in Singapore goes back over fifty years. This edition from our longrunning series charts the city’s experience in developing and leveraging ICT in its development journey. Food and the City: Overcoming Challenges for Food SecuritySingapore has transformed its local agricultural sector to supplement food imports and innovate sustainable urban food solutions. Learn about our journey towards achieving food security through sound policies. Integrating Land Use & Mobility: Supporting Sustainable DevelopmentOver the last five decades, Singapore has successfully minimised congestion as well inefficient land use—all while meeting changing needs. Read how this was achieved by integrating development with transport. Engaging Well, Forging Bonds: The Community as Stakeholders in Urban DevelopmentSingapore has harnessed community engagement to navigate challenges in its nation building efforts through the years. Hear from politicians, policy makers and urban experts on how this was carried out in the past as well as today.
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BOOK BOOK ANNUAL REPORT FY17/18
Smart Cities in
Southeast AsiaSmart cities are not just government initiatives; they require corporations and residents to create an efficient ecosystem too. Examining smart cities from a regional perspective, this publication by the CLC and McKinsey looks at its potential in transforming Southeast Asia.
Singapore and India: Partnering for Liveable and Sustainable CitiesSingapore and India share a common colonial past that has influenced how their cities have been shaped and planned. Learn how the two countries are cooperating to systematically address urban challenges in 11 Indian cities. Building Partnerships,
Enhancing CapabilitiesCLC continues to broaden its global partnerships, build networks, gather deeper insights into complex urban ecosystems, and study ways to foster sustainable living. Find out more in our latest annual report.
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WCS INTERVIEW

Becoming Australia’s Digital City

Andrew Barr
Chief Minister of Australian
Capital Territory, Australia
Source: Centre for Liveable Cities
“The CBRfree Wifi network is… we believe one of the largest [free public Wifi networks] in the world.”

Creating an extensive free public WiFi network, installing energy efficient street lights and building a carbon-neutral city—these are just some ways Canberra is using to become Australia’s leading digital city. By piloting a range of new technologies with the support of universities and the private sector, the city aims to be a pioneer for innovation that can be scaled up for larger cities in the country and around the world.

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“Urbanisation is Not An Accident”

Dr. Aisa Kirabo Kacyira
Deputy Executive Director and
Assistant Secretary-General
UN-Habitat
Source: Centre for Liveable Cities
“There are areas that city leaders should lead, there are many other areas where they should just facilitate.”

City leaders play a catalytic role in planning and bringing on board the private sector and civil society in sustainable urban development. Dr. Aisa Kirabo Kacyira shares how the UN Habitat has provided planning tools for governments in countries like Iraq, Afghanistan and Rwanda, as well as involved the private sector and civil society in the urbanisation process. Only by being as inclusive as possible can cities achieve the goal of sustainable development and ensure no citizen is left behind.

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Collaboration is Key to Achieving Sustainability

Peter Bakker
President
World Business Council for
Sustainable Development
Source: Centre for Liveable Cities
“Cities need… [businesses] to be brought into those conversations, civil society needs to be a firm part of it.”

Climate action plans will only work if city governments win the cooperation of the private sector, says Bakker. For example, a clean alternative like hydrogen cars needs the financing support of governments to build infrastructure, for private sectors to see a business case in investing in such cars and for citizens to be willing to drive them. This is why the World Business Council for Sustainable Development works with cities to understand their plans for sustainability and help them figure out how companies can help implement solutions.

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Urban Solutions Issue #13:

Innovation and Collaboration


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Shaping the Hub of the Indian Ocean |
Ranil Wickremesinghe

Sri Lanka has made great strides towards becoming an attractive business hub in South Asia, with ongoing efforts to transform its capital Colombo and the surrounding region into a Megapolis. The country’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe shares how his government works with the private sector to drive growth, while keeping citizens at the heart of progress.

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A Smart Nation for the People |
Vivian Balakrishnan

A Smart Nation is about creating an ecosystem where the private sector can come in to mesh government data and their own to generate innovative services for the people, shares Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, who is Singapore’s Minister-in-Charge of the Smart Nation Initiative and also its Minister for Foreign Affairs. He emphasised that people are at the heart of this transformation to harness digital technologies that will make Singapore more liveable and economically competitive.

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