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Sep

10 RULES FOR LIVEABLE CITIES LESSONS FROM SINGAPORE

POINT 01 :

Plan for Long -Term Growth and Renewal Establishing medium and long-term goals helps stabilize the expectations of the city’s future amid changing populations and demographics and fluctuating economic conditions. By collaborating with city planners and government agencies, a city can establish responsive land policies and development controls that the programs continue to respond to communities’ changing needs and the overall goal of the city. Early intelligent design decisions can provide the framework for a model “livable city.”

POINT 02:

Embrace Diversity, Foster Inclusiveness Diversity is a cultural benefit for cities that make the urban environment an interesting and unique place to live. However, there are economic opportunities built into designing with diversity and inclusiveness as a goal Designing for mixed-use and land-use flexibility ensures that communities do not solely rely upon one industry for their economy. It also ensures a diversity of and amenities within various economic and cultural While addressing cultural tensions that may exist to intolerance within the exclusive communities.

POINT 03:

Draw Nature Closer to People. A key component of a livable city is the environment’s health. This point emphasizes the need for cities to devote spaces for greenery, bodies of water, parks, and natural places of recreation. An abundance of is a natural way to control air quality and temperatures that result from the heat island effect of asphalt and concrete.

POINT 04:

Develop Affordable, Mixed-Use Neighborhoods, Designing self-sufficient communities and compact neighborhoods eases the anxiety of large cities and provide access to common amenities and strengthen community bonds. Mixed-use also implies diversifying socio-economic populations and working closely with the principles of point 02.

POINT 05:

Make Public Spaces Work Harder! There are many unused, wasted spaces on the edges of infrastructure. Making use of these dormant spaces provides unique opportunities for various kinds of development. These potential public spaces can be developed to serve multiple uses that add to the vitality of the city.

POINT 06:

Prioritize Green Transport and Building Options. Developing an infrastructure that supports and encourages green transportation options helps reduce energy dependence and consumption. It requires resource-conscious development and foresight into growth strategies. Some policies include expanding public transportation and making pedestrian routes safe and accessible.