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Planning bus routes is no easy task; the Land Transport Authority of Singapore must consider the ripple effects of any changes to the transport network. With Reroute, a simulator developed by the Government Technology Agency of Singapore, Land Transport Authority can now test out different scenarios to maximise the convenience of bus services. Imagine this …

Digitalisation has paved the way for new business models and better ways of doing things. Mr Kok Ping Soon, chief executive of the Government Technology Agency of Singapore, explained the approach that the Singapore government is taking to create digital services. Prior to the invention of the internet, the time taken for technological products to …

20,000 visitors, representing more than 700 cities across 120 countries, attended the Smart City Expo World Congress 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. Singapore received the City Award at the Congress, a recognition of the city-state’s efforts to drive transformation through technology. Minister-in-charge of GovTech Dr Janil Puthucheary highlighted that Singapore’s Smart Nation investments will improve the …

On Toronto’s waterfront, where the eastern part of the city meets Lake Ontario, is a patchwork of cement and dirt. It’s home to plumbing and electrical supply shops, parking lots, winter boat storage, and a hulking silo built in 1943 to store soybeans—a relic of the area’s history as a shipping port. Torontonians describe the site as …

Juniper Research and Intel released a recent study Global Smart City Performance Index 2017  where they ranked top 20 global smart cities according to their performance across different metrics – mobility, health, safety, and productivity. The study focuses not just on smart city technologies but more importantly on people with emphasis on how these technologies ‘give …

With a goal to reach a total land size of 76,600ha by 2030, compared with the 71,990ha last year, this little red dot still has some growing to do. This will help accommodate around 6.5 million to 6.9 million residents by then, as set out in the 2013 Population White Paper and Land Use Plan. …

Singapore has gone through a remarkable transformation from British colonial trading port 200 years ago, to first-world economy in little over 50 years. Now, with government setting its sights on the next frontier, award-winning architect, academic, author and TV presenter Jason Pomeroy explains what challenges Singapore may face as it plans to become the world’s …

An underground masterplan that maps out Singapore’s underground spaces and their potential uses is set to be unveiled next year. It will be released as part of the next Master Plan guiding Singapore’s development in the medium term, said Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) chief planner Hwang Yu-Ning. This subterranean masterplan will provide the first comprehensive …

Singapore is recently ranked as one of the top cities with most trees. It should not come as a surprise given that trees and greenery has been part of Singapore’s urban planning ever since; Dubbed as the ‘Garden City’, this was envisioned by then Prime Minister Lee Kwan Yew back in 1967. He wanted Singapore …

Back in Janaury 2015 the Municipal Services Office (MSO) launch the OneService app. The app aims to make it more convenient for the public to send service requests and feedback on municipal issues around Singapore. OneService serves as a common platform for all requests as it routes each feedback to the relevant agency for fast …