URA collaborates with Singapore Polytechnic to ideate landscaping for Singapore’s ‘identity corridors’

Did you know that Singapore is in the process of co-creating its land use and development plan for the next 10 to 15 years together with the public1 through the Draft Master Plan 2025? One of the public engagement activities is the shaping of five ‘Identity Corridors’ that has been outlined by the Urban Redevelopment […]

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The Nest: Supporting neighbourhood spaces with mental healthcare tech

City life is often described as stressful. Cities are associated with 39 per cent higher risk of depression, 21 per cent more anxiety and other negative effects from sensory overload and low social cohesion.1 In the bustling, fast-moving city-state of Singapore, almost ten per cent of its its 5.6 million population met the criteria for […]

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Diabetic Care Hub: A futuristic idea of using nature to heal & manage diabetes

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What if bees and leeches could help manage diabetes? This was an unusual proposition that certainly grabs one’s attention. The bigger question is how does this relate to architecture, or more directly, healthcare-related architecture? The students behind this ambitious project researched on several aspects of alternative therapies—some of which involved insects—and posited a future hub […]

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