GPSC City Academy, Singapore

When

Nov 26-28, 2018

Time

09:00 AM

Where

World Bank Offices, Singapore

Summary

Cities play a key role in the planet’s sustainability and ultimately its future. Singapore is a world-known example of sustainability as it shows integration in action. People of all socioeconomic backgrounds live alongside one another and everyone has access to public amenities such as transportation, green areas and markets. Singapore was an ideal place to host the first GPSC City Academy which highlighted climate action planning and transit-oriented development. Twenty-three delegates, comprised of urban and transportation planners, from 10 cities and 7 countries, attended the City Academy hosted by C40, WRI, ICLEI, and the World Bank. Delegates traveled from: Ningbo, Shijiazhuang and Tianjin (China); Brasilia and Recife (Brazil); Abidjan (Cote d'Ivoire); Melaka (Malaysia); Asunción (Paraguay); Dakar (Senegal); and Johannesburg (South Africa). The delegates met to strengthen their knowledge and capacity in terms of integrated approaches to climate action, urban planning and transportation planning. Additionally, the academy provided a closed-door environment for cities to discuss their projects and potential challenges; and to learn about Singapore’s experience of sustainable urban and transportation planning through site visits and discussions with local experts.

Please find the event program and summary downloadable here. Presentations made during the event are downloadable via the hyperlinks on the below program.

Program

DAY 1 - MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26

TIME

ACTIVITY

SESSION DETAILS

 

 

 

 

09:00 – 10:00

 

 

 

 

Welcome

●               Welcome by Abhas Jha (Practice Manager, Urban & Disaster Risk Management EAP1, World Bank)

●               Introduction to the Global Platform for Sustainable Cities by Lincoln Lewis (Urban Development Analyst, World Bank)

●               Welcome by Resource Team: Andrea Fernandez (Director, Governance and Global Partnerships, C40 Cities)

●               Workshop introduction: Flavio Coppola (Manager, Land Use Planning Network, C40 Cities)

10:00 – 10:30

Introductions and City Goals

 

10:30 – 11:00

Tea & Coffee Break

 

 

11:00 – 12:00

Session 1:

Aligning Land Use, Transportation, and Climate Action Planning – Current Practices

●              Presentation by Wee Kean Fong (Deputy Country Director, World Resources Institute China)

●              City Clinic activity

○            Challenge from Johannesburg

○            Challenge from Asunción

 

12:00 – 13:00

 

Lunch

●               Lunchtime presentation on the Planning and design background for the Marina Bay Financial Centre, by Ms. Linda Lui (Senior Architect, Urban Redevelopment Authority)

 

 

 

13:00 – 14:00

Session 2: Aligning Land Use, Transportation, and Climate

Action Planning – Governance and Technical Challenges

 

●              Group discussion on governance and technical challenges of aligning land use, transportation, and Climate Action Planning.

14:00 – 14:30

Tea & coffee break

 

14:30 - 15:30

Session 3: Bridging the Urban Planning/Transportation Gap

●               Presentation by Dr. Limin Hee (Director of Research, Centre for Liveable Cities): Singapore’s experience of integrating land use and transportation strategies

●               Group discussion on ICLEI’s EcoMobility SHIFT

15:30 – 15:45

City Action Planning

City Action Plan update

16:00 – 17:30

Site Visit 1

Overview of Singapore’s planning history at the URA Gallery

 

DAY  2 - TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27

 

 

TIME

ACTIVITY

SESSION DETAILS

 

 

 

9:30 – 11:30

 

Site Visit 2

●               Tour of the Toa Payoh precinct and presentation at the Housing and Development Board (HDB) Hub by Ms. Lim Shu Ying (Director, Urban Design Department)

 

 

 

11:15 - 11:30

 

Tea & Coffee Break

 

 

 

11:30 – 12:00

 

Welcome

●               Opening remarks and presentation: “TOD Toolkit: Planning and Implementing TOD at City, Corridor and Station Scale”, Gerald Ollivier (Singapore Transport Cluster Lead, World Bank)

 

 

 

12:00 – 13:00

Session 1: Panel Discussion:

From Plans to Implementation

●               Panel discussion facilitated by Kate Hardwick (World Bank)

●               Panelists from Surbana Jurong and ARUP

 

 

13:00 – 13:45

Lunch

 

 

 

 

 

13:45 – 14:45

 

 

Session 2: Clients TOD Progress

●               Facilitators: Robin King (Director of Knowledge Capture & Collaboration, Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, World Resources Institute), Kate Hardwick (World Bank)

●               City Clinic activity

○            Challenge from Brasília

○            Challenge from Ningbo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14:45 – 15:45

 

 

 

Session  3: Land Value Capture

●               Presentation by Robin King (Director of Knowledge Capture & Collaboration, Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, World Resources Institute)

●               Group discussions facilitated by Robin King, Gerald Ollivier (Singapore Transport Cluster Lead, World Bank), and Flavio Coppola (Manager, Land Use Planning Network, C40 Cities)

 

 

15:45 – 16:15

Tea & Coffee Break

 

 

 

 

16:15 – 17:15

Session   4: Panel Discussion

Making the Business Case for TOD

●               Panel discussion facilitated by Gerald Ollivier (Singapore Transport Cluster Lead, World Bank), Lincoln Lewis (Urban Development Analyst, World Bank)

●               Panelists from Colliers Real Estate and Cistri

 

 

17:15 – 17:30

City Action Planning

City Action Plan update

 

 

17:30 – 17:45

Wrap Up

 

 

DAY 3 - WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28

TIME

ACTIVITY

SESSION DETAILS

9:00 – 9:15

Introduction to Day 3

 

9:15 – 10:15

Session 1:

The Challenge of Successful Community Participation

●               Presentation from Johannesburg on the challenges of public outreach strategies

●               Group discussion on community participation

10:15 – 10:45

Tea & coffee break

 

10:45 – 11:45

Session 2:

Sustainable Urban Planning and Transportation Projects in Informal Neighborhoods

●               City Clinic activity

○            Challenge from Dakar

○            Challenge from Abidjan

11:45 – 12:00

City Action Planning

Individual time to reflect and finalize City Action Plans

12:00 – 13:00

Lunch

13:00 – 14:00

Bilateral Meetings

1-1 meetings between city delegates

 

14:00 - 15:00

 

Safeguards Orientation for Integrated Urban Planning

●               Presentation by Karin Shepardson (Lead Environmental Specialist, World Bank): “Environmental and Social Framework: Protecting People and the Environment in Investment Projects”

 

15:00 – 15:15

 

Closing Remarks

●               Mariana Orloff (Urban Development Associate, Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, World Resources Institute)

●               Francis Ghesquiere (Practice Manager, Urban & Disaster Risk Management EAP2, World Bank)

15:15 - 15:30

Tea & Coffee Break

 

 

 

15:30 – 18:00

 

 

Site Visit 3

Walking tour of Sengkang

●      50 mins travel via MRT to Sengkang

●      Walking tour of the HDB town centre led by Mr. Ho Kum Fatt (Deputy Director, Land Transport Authority).

 
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