New Research for Singapore: Creating Liveable Cities Through Car-Lite Urban Mobility

Recommendations to be presented at World Cities Summit 2016 with chairman of the Asia Pacific region for ULI, Dr. Ngee Huat Seek

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HONG KONG (July 11, 2016) — The Urban Land Institute (ULI) Singapore and the Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC) have completed new research on “Creating Liveable Cities through Car-lite Urban Mobility“. The purpose of the project formulates practical recommendations on moving cities towards a more sustainable mobility future that complements the Singapore government’s ongoing efforts by inviting contributions of inputs and ideas from other stakeholders.
The research process involved engaging 120 representatives from diverse backgrounds, including the government, the real estate industry, the design and research community, businesses that provide innovative mobility solutions, as well as the civic groups through two workshops. At the first workshop, participants discussed key challenges and enablers in moving cities towards a more sustainable mobility future. During the second workshop, using Jurong Lake District (JLD) as a study site, former transportation chief of Chicago and Washington, Gabe Klein led the discussion and provided valuable insights and practical tips on how city leaders and policy makers could work together with the community and the private sector to get meaningful initiatives off the ground quickly and effectively.

The research was made possible with support from the ULI Urban Innovation Grant program, which is funded by the ULI Foundation Annual Fund, which supports ULI projects across the globe that foster collaboration between the public and private sector around responsible land use with the goal of building thriving, healthy communities worldwide.

The key research recommendations will be presented on 11th July at the upcoming World Cities Summit 2016. The event will also feature a response panel of esteemed city and industry leaders including; Morten Kabell, Mayor for Environmental and Technical Affairs, Copenhagen; Konrad Otto-Zimmermann, Creative Director of the Urban Idea and Former Secretary-General ICLEI (Local Governments for Sustainability); Gabe Klein, Former Transportation Chief of Chicago and Washington DC; Kim Soo-hyun, President Seoul Institute; Dr Limin Hee, Director of Research, Centre for Liveable Cities and Scott Dunn, Vice President, Southeast Asia AECOM and Past Chair, ULI Singapore, who will share their own experiences and perspectives on the role of sustainable urban mobility in creating liveable cities.

The discussion will close with networking cocktails hosted by Patrick Phillips, ULI Global CEO, and Dr. Ngee Huat Seek, chairman of the Asia Pacific region for ULI and chairman of Global Logistic Properties Limited and former president of GIC Real Estate Pte. Ltd.

“Sustainable urban mobility is important to both emerging cities that are forming and existing cities that are redeveloping”, said ULI Chief Executive Officer, Patrick L. Phillips. “This latest research collaboration between CLC and ULI looks into the intricate relationship between sustainable mobility and the liveable urban environment. We hope lessons distilled will also be useful to other cities facing similar urban mobility challenges. ”

“Singapore is already one of the forerunning cities in the world when it comes to promoting sustainable mobility. Looking ahead, going car-lite is something that should happen to make the city-state more liveable. The more important thing is to really approach mobility from people’s perspective, not cars. We hope this joint publication will contribute in some way towards shaping a better mobility future and complement the government’s ongoing efforts by inviting contributions of inputs and ideas from other stakeholders”, said Mr Khoo Teng Chye, Executive Director, CLC.

Find out more by viewing the full report at and
understand the experts’ research process by watching the interview video at

A number of Singapore public agencies supported the research and attended the workshops including:

Participating organisations
Architects 61
Asakura Robinson
Ascendas Singbridge
Asia Capital Real Estate
Big Wheel Scooters Singapore
Broadway Malyan
CapitaLand Commercial
CapitaLand Limited
Car-Sharing Association (Singapore)
City Developments Limited
Colliers International
CPG Consultants
Far East Organization
MDW Consultancy
Hongkong Land
Housing & Development Board
Invesco Real Estate
Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore
Jones Lang Laselle
Jurong Town Corporation
Land Transport Authority *
Lend Lease
LoveCycling SG
Ministry of National Development *
Ministry of Transport *
Nikken Sekkei
Nanyang Technology University
National University of Singapore, School of Design
and Environment
National University of Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew
School of Public Policy
Participate in Design
Prime Minister’s Office
Raffles Quay Asset Management
REMS Advisors
SC Capital Partners Group
Singapore ETH Centre – Future Cities Laboratory
SMART: Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and
The Straits Times
Surbana Jurong
Singapore University of Technology and Design
United Industrial Corporation Limited
Urban Redevelopment Authority *
Wing Tai Asia
ZACD Investments

*Supporting ministries / agencies

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About the Urban Land Institute
The Urban Land Institute ( is a nonprofit education and research institute supported by its members. Its mission is
to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. Established in 1936, the Institute has nearly 38,000 members worldwide representing all aspects of land use and development disciplines, including more than 2,000 in Asia. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter.

About the Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC)
The Centre for Liveable Cities is a knowledge centre for liveable and sustainable cities jointly established by the Ministry of National Development and the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources. The Centre seeks to bring together Singapore’s expertise on sustainable urban development in the areas of good governance, urban planning, effective resource management, quality living
environment, affordable housing and sustainable transport solutions. The Centre facilitates the sharing of knowledge and best practices among cities in the region and globally. For more information, please visit

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