The aim of this program is to provide a practical and informative study guide to enrich participants with how Singapore designs and implements her master plan for urban development. It is useful for governments and communities to meet the challenges of land use needs such as infrastructure, housing, commercial and industrial development, transportation and recreational facilities with attention to enhancing the quality of life. Cities which suffer from severe overcrowding, poor living conditions and a lack of infrastructure can be transformed into liveable cities through identifying factors that can be adopted from your study of Singapore in our program.
This study guide is designed for professionals and practitioners of urban planning. Aimed to give you a thorough understanding of each topic, participants will get behind the scene information of what makes Singapore the green, clean and sustainable city it is today. Participants will be able to fully appreciate Singapore's policies and practices that were put in place and its well structured plans that developed over the years, reflecting the needs of a growing population in terms of its size and sophistication. The push for technology in tandem with Singapore's growth into a global city is critical and the schemes that were put in place will also be covered in the study guide.
Various on site visits are arranged to give participants first hand impressions of Singapore's developments. Interactive sessions with respective authorities provide valuable insights into how actual work gets done and how the different government or private sector agencies are co-opted into implementation and execution. By the end of the program, participants would have established a solid understanding of the fundamental that go into the making of a well planned city and be able to translate these insights to further their national plans.
Why travel to Singapore to study town planning structure instead of other cities that are scattered all over the world?
Singapore is a model case study in macro and micro town planning. It is a city state that can be emulated in any other city since it encompass everything within its boundaries : from public/private housing, public/private transportation, infrastructure, world class air and sea ports, zones for industrial estates, commercial and civic districts, efficient water and energy facilities to parks, recreational and tourist attractions. All these can be studied within a week due to the size of this city state. For an in depth study of each of these sectors, Activistar offers separate programs.
The Green City Index conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and sponsored by Siemens rates Singapore as the only city that is Well Above Average. Clearly , appointing Singapore as a model city to study. http://www.cnngo.com/singapore/none/worlds-greatest-city-50-reasons-why-singapore-no-1- 399897
Overview of Singapore City Town Planning
This is a compact program that offers an overview of Town Planning. Activistar has incorporated all the fundamentals of planning a town into a 5-day program which includes:
Overview of Singapore's public policy
Master planning, urban development and implementation
Greening the City
Building Permit and Control
Industrial planning and development
Commercial and civic district planning
Water and water treatment facilities
This package* will include
5 full-day program
Interactive sessions with the relevant government authorities and private sectors
Site visits to important locations around the country
Our Past Trainings
Institute of Administrative Development, Doha Qatar 2014
Nigerian Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Environment 2013
Nigerian Institute of Town Planners 2012
Abuja Infrastructure Investment Center 2014
Saudi Arabia Meteorological & Environmental Protection Agency 2015
Antalya Municipality, Turkey 2016
Hossana City, Ethiopia 2016
Policy Advisory & Development Consulting
Housing & Human Settlements Dhaka Bangladesh 2008
Industrial Estates & Infrastructure Policy Ambriz, Angola 2012
Production Forests, Green Belts and Conservation Areas North Vietnam 2013
Tourism infrastructure Dongshan China 2015
PPP/ Infrastructure Cilegon Indonesia 2016
Master Planner, Bandung Knowledge City, Indonesia 2016
Project Director (Construction), Sato Kogyo (X'ian) in Tianjin & Jilin, China 2015
Who Should Attend?
Government Officials from various Departments and Ministries, Urban Developers, City Planners, Town Planners, Private Property Developers, Public Transport Operators, Parks & Recreational, Tourism Departments, Consultants, Water Treatment Companies, Industrial Estate Developers, Construction Companies, Commercial Estate Developers, Architects, Project Financiers, Researchers, Students from Institute.
Transportation policy, planning and projects are never the easiest. It affects almost everyone from top politicians down to the street vendor. A lively street life translates to better neighborhoods and safe communities. Urban sprawl, air pollution and congestion could be traced back to poor coordination and mismatched traffic management policies.
Housing is the cornerstone of the built environment. Shelter provision and managing aspirations require deep thought and forward looking strategies to allow for growth and asset appreciation, rather than degradation into slums or crime-ridden ethnic enclaves. The Housing stock should also consist of a delicate mix of products that caters to differentiated and targeted population groups. Housing services and professional management need to also keep up with the administration and dispute resolution often seen in housing issues.
Every first world city has to meet rising expectations of its citizens in Quality of Life issues. Greenery and park space per citizen becomes an increasing indicator of health and wellness. However, ensuring sufficient greenery is a rising combative element in comparison with other development needs such as schools, hospitals and housing.
Water security, management and governance is an increasing issue in many parts of the world, particularly in arid regions or areas prone to hydro-dams upstream causing imbalance in the eco-system. Energy pricing and various market mechanism help ensure that energy is distributed evenly across industries and individual households
Industrialization and job creation is one of the most important pillars of developing nations. The ability of nations to organize it's manpower skills, land and resources will enable rapid development. Both market-led activity and long term strategic planning is needed to ensure that infrastructure and accompanying amenities keep up with growth or adjust to adapt.
The coverage of commercial activities is wide as it means corporate headquartering, international business as well as neighborhood wet markets and distribution outlets. Commerce will prospect in a marketplace that is open, innovative and competitive. With this comes a strong need for effective framework of legislation, fairness and market-led practice.