When you find design in urban planning

Singapore has always been one of my favorite cities in the world. I admire how Singapore, being one of the most developed countries in the world, but still able to keep up with all the racial diversities and cultural traditions across their nation.

My trip to Singapore this time is yet another wonderful visit. I always love hearing friends telling me about how their government came up with another incentive for them to buy a house near their parents or they are getting more vacation days since they now have kids. Every aspect of the decisions Singapore government has made, I truly feel that they’re thinking about their people.

In an attempt to understand their urban planning better, I googled and I found this site that lists out the five core values when Singapore government makes their plans for their city (or country). They are

  1. Consistent planning, smooth upgrading
  2. Designing for density
  3. Being in touch with nature
  4. Keep your friends close, your neighbors closer
  5. Home is where the heart (and everything else) is!

These rules are self-explanatory and certainly makes sense to all of us. So it got me thinking…why aren’t the other cities doing the same thing? I love traveling and love love love observing different cultures and behaviors whenever I go. I hope one day I will be able to incorporate my design into a greater scale that will eventually create an experience just like how Singapore government has created for me (and their residences).

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