CITY leaders and government officials from six countries are in town for a conference on urban development and governance that is drawing on Singapore’s experience in high-density city planning.
The event, which began yesterday, involves teams from Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam meeting local policymakers and other experts on areas like sustainable development and integrated planning.
They will also work closely with Mr Mah Bow Tan, former national development minister, and Mr Loh Ah Tuan, former director-general of the National Environment Agency, to formulate plans for their respective cities.
The team from Guangzhou, China, hopes to glean insights into how to develop a financial centre, while delegates from Cambodia are keen on learning from Singapore’s experiences in dealing with major urban challenges.
Site visits to places like the Singapore River and Marina Barrage are also part of the Temasek Foundation Leaders in Urban Governance Programme, as the annual conference is called.
The event, now in its fourth year, is jointly organised by Temasek Foundation and Centre for Liveable Cities. It ends on Friday.
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