Urbanisation is occurring on an unprecedented scale. By 2050, it is estimated that 70% of people will live in cities. Cities also face challenges ranging from environmental management to social cohesion. Under the theme "Liveable and Sustainable Cities – Integrated Urban Solutions", the World Cities Summit 2012 will explore how cities can build resilience and improve their quality of life and environment by adopting integrated solutions to increasingly complex challenges.
The World Cities Summit is the global platform for government leaders and industry experts to address liveable and sustainable city challenges, share innovative urban projects and forge partnerships. Held in conjunction with the 5th Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) and the inaugural CleanEnviro Summit Singapore, the World Cities Summit 2012 will enable delegates to network with an even wider group of public and private sector players and discover synergies between urban planning, water and environmental solutions.
Strategically sited in the Asia Pacific region where many cities are experiencing unprecedented growth, Singapore is the ideal host for this Summit. After the success of the first two Summits, World Cities Summit 2012 is expected to attract more than 3,000 government leaders, policy makers and industry experts from around the world.
About the Organisers:
The Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC) was established in June 2008 by the Ministry of National Development and the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources of Singapore. The Centre brings together Singapore's expertise on sustainable urban development across public and private sectors. It aims to distil and develop Singapore's experience in good governance, integrated urban planning, effective resource management, affordable quality housing, efficient transport management and environmental sustainability. Besides being a key repository of Singapore's expertise in urban management, the Centre will facilitate the sharing of best practices and learning among cities in the region and globally through conferences, forums, seminars and workshops. Working with other international and local think tanks and research institutions, the CLC will also undertake policy-oriented research that is timely, practical and relevant. For more information, visit www.clc.org.sg
The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) is Singapore's national land use planning and conservation authority. URA's mission is "to make Singapore a great city to live, work and play in". We strive to create a vibrant and sustainable city of distinction by planning and facilitating Singapore's physical development in partnership with the community. The URA has successfully transformed Singapore into one of the most liveable cities in Asia through judicious land use planning and good urban design. We adopt a long term and comprehensive planning approach in formulating 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 focus on achieving a balance between economic growth and a quality living environment. For more information, please visit www.ura.gov.sg