10 Lessons for Liveable High Density Cities

Armed with lessons learned from Singapore’s successful urbanization experience, the Urban Land Institute (ULI) has published a new report that identifies ten principles for creating liveable high density cities.
January 25, 2013, 11am PST | Jonathan Nettler | @nettsj
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Written in conjunction with Singapore’s Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC), "10 Principles for Liveable High Density Cities: Lessons from Singapore" [PDF] looks to the island city-state's consistently high standards of liveability and sustainability for lessons on how to urbanize without sacrificing a high quality of life.

Developed during two workshops hosted in 2012 by the CLC and ULI Asia Pacific, the principles detailed in the report include: planning for long-term growth and renewal, activating spaces for greater safety, and making public spaces work harder. 

“Expansive, rapid urbanization is adding challenges to the business of building cities that are prosperous, liveable, and able to withstand time and change,” notes ULI Chief Executive Officer Patrick L. Phillips. “Through our work with the CLC, we are aiming to demonstrate how well-planned design and development is the foundation for a physical environment that is conducive to a competitive economy, sustainable environment and a high quality of life. Ultimately, cities are about what’s best for people, not buildings or cars. The places that are built to reflect this reality will have a competitive edge in our globalized economy.”

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Published on Thursday, January 24, 2013 in ULI
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