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Arup selected as vision partner for development of Singapore’s Smart Urban Habitat Masterplan

Celia Choong Celia Choong Senior Marketing Consultant,Singapore
11 July 2016

Led by NCS, Arup has been named as one of the vision partners working with the Housing & Development Board of Singapore (HDB) to develop the Smart Urban Habitat Masterplan (SUHMP).

The SUHMP aims to enhance sustainability, liveability, efficiency and safety in HDB town estates through the use of digital technology.

This project builds on one of the six key domains from the ‘Smart Nation Programme’ - “Smart Urban Habitat” and is expected to impact more than 80 per cent of Singapore’s population, who currently live in public housing.

The NCS-led partnership comprising of AECOM Singapore, Arup Singapore, and Samsung SDS Asia Pacific will be identifying and recommending a series of ‘Smart Initiatives’ with which HDB can consider for deployment into HDB towns. These initiatives can include a variety of estate enhancing services such as smart community services and implementation of gamification tools to engage residents and foster closer community living.

During the initial phase of the SUHMP consultancy, Arup and the partners will help define the vision, goals and strategies of the SUHMP through various working sessions and workshops with HDB as well as various government agencies. The masterplan will outline how HDB can harness technology to improve the quality of life for the community and establish a framework of technological initiatives within the estates.

With more than a decade of expertise in the smart cities space, Arup has witnessed and been a part of using technology to transform and elevate urban living. We are excited to embark on this project with the Housing & Development Board, and to help Singapore further its ambition to become a smart nation. ” Volker Buscher Volker Buscher Former Chief Data Officer

Singapore has constantly been at the forefront of smart city development, and there is no better environment suited to embrace the use of technology in homes. In partnership with the Housing Development Board, we hope to co-create smart solutions that will better the quality of life for Singaporeans. ” Chiara Fraticelli Chiara Fraticelli Assistant Planner