SINGAPORE (Aug 12): The Urban Redevelopment Authority’s Singapore Master Plan (both the 2014 and the Draft 2019 iterations) is a well-thought-out, comprehensive, and sensible plan to ensure Singapore is ready for the future of city living and working.

The plan details how it will facilitate the journey from home to office, and the public and green spaces that will be created to provide not just an efficient use of space, but also for beautification and recreational pur­poses. It is a plan for a city that knows its land space limitations, and wants to ensure that every square inch serves a purpose.

Not only that, the master plan is also preparing the country for a digital economy, taking into account developments ranging from mobile payments to the use of data analytics to inform decisions for coping with spatial and demographic changes in the years to come.

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