Singapore

宜居始于社区——新加坡故事(下篇)

宜居始于社区——新加坡故事(下篇)

在上一篇博客中,我介绍了5D框架,并结合新加坡的公共住房社区,例如组屋小镇,讨论了前两个D——密度和多样性。在本文中,我将分享我的观察体会,探讨组屋社区如何反映其他三个D——目的地(Destination)、距离(Distance)和设计(Design)。
 
为了提高目的地通达性,新加坡推行畅行乘车(Walk2Ride)计划,改善社区步道,鼓励居民使用公共交通。这项政府政策确保在地铁站400米(或1/4英里)范围内都建有公共廊道通往公车站点、公共设施和组屋。
 
让人们能“舒适”地“步行”搭乘公共…

by · Thursday, 1 November 2018 · Singapore
宜居始于社区——新加坡城市建设案例(上篇)

宜居始于社区——新加坡城市建设案例(上篇)

30多年来,Toh太太一直住在武吉巴督 — 一个新加坡公共住房(组屋)小镇,这里能容纳超过11万居民。他们的公寓由新加坡建屋发展局 —即“HDB”建造,建屋发展局为82%的新加坡居民提供公共住房。
 
在世界银行新加坡基础设施和城市办公室工作期间,我有幸结识了Toh太太,她与先生在三居室的公寓中养大了三个孩子。当我问到她住在组屋区的感受时,她的第一反应是“方便”、“舒适”——“需要什么东西,走路去都不超过10分钟。”
 
现年64岁的Toh太太每天穿过廊道步行10分钟到地铁站(大众捷运系统,或MRT…

by · Thursday, 1 November 2018 · Singapore

Oxfam: Nigeria, Singapore fuel wealth gap

"Governments often tell us they are committed to fighting poverty and inequality – this index shows whether their actions live up to their promises.".

by · Tuesday, 9 October 2018 · Singapore, Thailand

Nigeria, Singapore and India fuel wealth gap – Oxfam

"Governments often tell us they are committed to fighting poverty and inequality – this index shows whether their actions live up to their promises.".

by · Tuesday, 9 October 2018 · India, Philippines, Singapore
Target: Southeast Asia 4.0

Target: Southeast Asia 4.0

Digital lifestyles, cashless societies, app-based businesses, “smart” nations, virtual services – there is a tremendous amount of excitement in Southeast Asia now about the growth of the digital economy.
The region is a hotspot for digital develop…

by · Monday, 8 October 2018 · Singapore
Taxing the digital economy in Malaysia: How do we balance growth with sustainability?

Taxing the digital economy in Malaysia: How do we balance growth with sustainability?

As the digital economy gears up to be the new driver of development in Malaysia, tax policy will need to keep pace with the country’s ambitions towards increased digitalization. Photo: bigstock/szefe

Malaysia wants the digital economy to play a centr…

by · Wednesday, 3 October 2018 · Malaysia, Singapore

Decoding development: Insights from Singapore’s economic development board

Singapore’s transformation into a trade and finance hub that leads global rankings of competitiveness often prompts observers to ask: What is its secret sauce?  We at the Singapore Hub for Infrastructure and Urban Development asked Kelvin Wong, Assist…

by · Tuesday, 28 August 2018 · Korea, Singapore
A Catalyst for Green Financing in Indonesia

A Catalyst for Green Financing in Indonesia

It is an unfortunate but fact of life that Indonesia often deals with the impacts of natural disasters. It was sadly evident again this week when I arrived in Jakarta to the unfolding disaster caused by the earthquake in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara. M…

by · Friday, 3 August 2018 · China, Fiji, Indonesia, Singapore
Deploying disruptive technologies to reshape the future of cities

Deploying disruptive technologies to reshape the future of cities

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, pay for meals, take photos, access the subway, and find m…

by · Friday, 20 July 2018 · China, Singapore
Paving the Way for a Thriving Digital Economy in Indonesia

Paving the Way for a Thriving Digital Economy in Indonesia

Across the digital economy in Indonesia, both IT giants and smaller companies have the same complain: digital talents are hard to find. Obert Hoseanto, an Engagement Manager from Microsoft Indonesia, said the company recently contracted only five peo…