Agreement Signed by ULI, CLC Officials at 2014 World Cities Summit
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SINGAPORE (June 2, 2014) — The Urban Land Institute (ULI) has renewed its Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC) in Singapore. The agreement, signed this week at the 2014 World Cities Summit in Singapore, recognizes the continuation of a collaborative effort between ULI and the CLC to bring together the best ideas and practices that support efforts in building liveable cities that are dynamic, vibrant, cohesive and sustainable.
ULI is a global research and education organization dedicated to leadership in the responsible use of land and to the development of thriving, sustainable communities. The Institute has more than 32,000 members worldwide, including more than 1,500 in Asia.
CLC was set up in 2008 based on a strategic blueprint developed by Singapore’s Inter-Ministerial Committee on Sustainable Development. The Centre’s mission is to distil, create and share knowledge on liveable and sustainable cities.
ULI’s partnership with CLC has resulted in significant research projects focused on improving community liveability. In March 2014, ULI Singapore, which serves the Institute’s 170-plus members in Singapore, and the CLC conducted a study to form principles for improving the city’s walkability and bikeability. The initiative, led by renowned Danish architect and urban designer Jan Gehl, will complement Singapore’s National Cycling Plan.
Findings from the research are being shared this week at the World Cities Summit. This work builds on earlier collaborative efforts between ULI and the CLC. In 2013, the organizations co-published 10 Principles for Liveable, High Density Cities: Lessons from Singapore, which showcases the city’s use of innovative real estate planning, design and development practices that emphasize a “people-first” focus.
ULI Asia Pacific Chief Executive John Fitzgerald signed the MoU on behalf of the Institute. “Our relationship with the CLC is strengthening ULI’s ability to share knowledge, best practices and experiences about successful community building,” Fitzgerald said. “Through our collaborative work with the CLC, we are demonstrating how well-planned design and development foster a competitive economy, sustainable environment and a high quality of life.”
“After the successful joint research project on liveable high-density cities last year, we are pleased to work with ULI again this year on the Active Mobility study, which has garnered much support and enthusiasm. ULI has clearly demonstrated its role as a great supporter of creating healthy places around the globe and we are excited to continue this close relationship.” added Khoo Teng Chye, Executive Director, CLC.
About the Urban Land Institute
The Urban Land Institute (www.uli.org) is a global non-profit 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 more than 32, 000 members worldwide representing all aspects of land use and development disciplines.
About the Centre for Liveable Cities
The Centre for Liveable Cities (www.clc.gov.sg) was set up in 2008 by the Ministry of National Development and the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources, based on a strategic blueprint developed by Singapore’s Inter-Ministerial Committee on Sustainable Development. Guided by its mission to distil, create and share knowledge on liveable and sustainable cities, the Centre’s work spans three main areas – Research, Capability Development, and Promotions.