Urbanisation is a global phenomenon with regional significance and local consequences. Today, population growth is primarily an urban phenomenon concentrating in the developing world to 2050, with implications on the urban footprint and the ecological footprint of cities.
The rationale of the research at the Future Cities Laboratory emerges from the challenges of urbanisation and its consequences for Singapore, the ASEAN+ region, and the world. View the geographical representation of our research
Research at FCL is structured around three problem-oriented and transdisciplinary research ‘scenarios’ that link science, design and specific places. The scenarios combine discipline-specific research in architecture, planning and urban design, mobility and transportation planning, sociology and psychology, landscape and ecosystems, energy systems, materials and engineering, and information technology.
High-Density Mixed-Use Cities
Developing new integrated planning paradigms, research methodologies and implementation processes to support higher population densities, higher standards of environmental sustainability, and enhanced liveability.
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Harnessing the power of information technology to support an integrated, transdisciplinary planning approach that engages the large scale and complexity of future city systems.
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Proposing viable pathways to sustainable urbanisation in the ASEAN+ region, to ameliorate the threat of uncontrolled urbanisation, and deliver resilient forms of development.
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