At URA, we adopt a long-term and comprehensive planning approach to formulate strategic plans such as the Concept Plan and the Master Plan to guide the physical development of Singapore in a sustainable manner. Our plans and policies are focused on achieving a quality living environment for Singapore.
The Centre distills key learning points from Singapore’s urban development journey since its independence in 1965, while creating knowledge to address emerging urban challenges. It shares this knowledge with local and international urban leaders, with the aim of positioning Singapore as a global hub for urban solutions. The Centre’s work spans four main areas:
The Centre focuses on two key research questions:
A premier university in Asia, the Singapore Management University (SMU) is internationally recognised for its world-class research and distinguished teaching. Established in 2000, SMU’s mission is to generate leading-edge research with global impact and produce broad-based, creative and entrepreneurial leaders for the knowledge-based economy.
Home to around 10,000 undergraduates and postgraduates, SMU comprises six schools:
EOC conducts research in the field of remote sensing. We seek answers to urgent social questions relating to the environment and climate, mobility and planning, prevention and management of natural catastrophes, and civil security. We operate satellite data receiving stations in Germany and abroad. In the German Satellite Data Archive (D-SDA) we safeguard data and information products long-term and make them available to users.
TECHO seeks to build a fair, integrated and poverty-free society, where everyone has the opportunities needed to develop their capacities and fully exercise rights.
- Housing and habitat: Through housing we recognize the dignity and capacities of each person, being a motivational impulse for families to continue improving their quality of their life.
- Community projects: We improve community infrastructure conditions through projects that respond to the necessities of the community and that have a collective impact.
Land Use Policy is an international and interdisciplinary journal concerned with the social, economic, political, legal, physical and planning aspects of urban and rural land use. It provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and information from the diverse range of disciplines and interest groups which must be combined to formulate effective land use policies.
Journal of Regional and City Planning or JRCP is a tri-annual open access journal mainly focusing on urban and regional studies and planning in transitional, developing and emerging economies. JRCP covers topics related to the sciences, analytics, development, intervention, and design of communities, cities, and regions including their physical, spatial, technological, economic, social and political environments.
Suyo is a public benefit corporation that unlocks the transformational impact of secure property rights by making it easier and more affordable for low-income families to formalize their property. Empowered with formal recognition of their property rights, low-income families have access to numerous benefits that help lift them out of poverty, such as credit, home ownership security and the ability to transfer rights.
The Knowledge Exchange is a response to an identified need for increased information exchange in the Southern African region. It has been developed as a broad collaboration of partners, with the CSIR acting as the custodian.
PRIndex, the Global Property Rights Index, is a collaborative initiative between Global Land Alliance and the Overseas Development Institute (with staff from both organisations working on the project alongside expert consultants), that aims to develop and roll out the first global measurement of peoples’ perceptions of their property rights.
The South African Cities Network (SACN) is an established network of South African cities and partners that encourages the exchange of information, experience and best practices on urban development and city management. Since 2002 the SACN’s objectives are to:
Articulo – Journal of Urban Research is a peer-reviewed online journal devoted to the exploration of urban issues through the lens of a wide range of social science approaches. The Journal embraces a multidisciplinary perspective on the transformation of social, environmental and economic issues of cities and city regions. Publishing both theoretical and empirical articles, the Journal is an international forum that brings together academics and practitioners working on urban issues in cities around the world to present ground breaking and relevant research.
Se trata de tres predios que están habitados desde hace más de 20 años. La Provincia buscará asegurar a los habitantes la tenencia de la tierra y el acceso a servicios básicos e infraestructura. Se encuentran ubicados en las zonas del Molina Punta, Ciudades Correntinas y Popular.
El secretario de Desarrollo Urbano se negó a firmar el protocolo para la consulta en el lugar elegido por los pueblos, argumentando que sería tomado como una “agresión” para las inmobiliarias.
Terminó el X World Urban Forum y ONU-Hábitat publicó su pliego de acciones de cara al 2030.
La cultura, la mujer y los datos se posicionan como los agentes fundamentales para esta década clave para el desarrollo de ciudades verdaderamente humanas y sostenibles.