5 lessons highly populated cities could learn from Singapore
What are the 5 things that make the small city of Singapore one of the best city-models in the world? Read on to find out more.
A Pakistani newspaper has recently published an article on what makes Singapore such an attractive city and what ideas their cities could “steal” in order to achieve similar results in a highly populated environment.
Planning seems to be the right thing to start with. In fast growing cities planning should be set as the top priority. The top priorities for Singapore as a newly independent state were to provide housing for its people and to create jobs.
Recycling is another essential element for a modern city. Too much population produces too much waste. Singapore has been organised with its refuse management systems, not only by collecting it efficiently but even employing it to make more land.
Go green to cool down the temperature! Singapore’s climate is hot and humid and a lot of the city’s energy expenditure goes towards cooling people down. To overcome this overconsumption of energy, Singapore has started a project in which they are dehumidifying the air externally to a building and flowing the resulting cool air over the facade of a building.
Not enough space for everybody? Then go underground! To accommodate the ever growing population, Singapore has now begun to build downwards and is opening workplaces underground.
Last but not least, Singapore has embraced technology. The technological development of Singapore cannot be forgotten as this aspect of city living has long been incorporated into the design of the city-state.
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