Participants from the Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, Romania, Uzbekistan, and Saudi Arabia visited Singapore to build knowledge, skills, and solutions to improve sustainable urban management.…

James Tay |

In the first part of this blog, I introduced the 5D framework and discussed the first 2Ds – Density and Diversity in the context of Singapore’s public housing neighborhood, i.e. HDB towns. In the…

Xueman Wang |

For more than 30 years, Madam Toh has lived in Bukit Batok, a Singapore public housing town that accommodates more than 110, 000 residents. Their flat was constructed by the Singapore Housing and…

Xueman Wang |

As an urban dweller in Beijing, a rapidly modernizing city, my daily life would look like a science-fiction movie for people from just a few decades ago. I use my mobile phone to buy groceries,…

Wanli Fang |

Sun or rain? Most of us rely on the daily weather forecast to know what to wear or whether to bring an umbrella. However, for millions of people living in flood prone areas, timely and accurate…

Adeline Choy, Jolanta Kryspin-Watson, Zuzana Stanton-Geddes |

On Thursday, April 5, the World Bank-Singapore Infrastructure Finance Summit will take place – the eighth time that the World Bank, the Government of Singapore, and the Financial Times are…

Jyoti Shukla |

Photo: © World Bank Better jobs, higher salaries and improved access to basic services – the bright lights of cities seem to promise these and more.

Victoria Kwakwa |

Also available in: Mongolian | Chinese     As we approach the 9th World Urban Forum in Kuala Lumpur next week, one of the essential challenges in implementing the New Urban Agenda that governments…

Abhas Jha |

Foreign direct investment (FDI) is often considered by economists and policymakers as integral to economic growth – a cornerstone of modernization, income growth and employment. Yet for many…

Amira Karim |