Open Source Tech-Based Urban-Planning Solution Being Developed in Singapore

April 2020

ST Engineering recently announced its collaboration with Singapore’s Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) to work on an Urban Planning Solution that supports global digitalization efforts in city planning and management. Based on an open-source technology stack, the solution will benefit city planners of all scales as it can be customized to different cities’ needs and reduce the cost outlay.

The solution builds upon URA’s existing suite of city-planning solutions that have been used for Singapore’s development. Specifically, the Urban Planning Solution is designed with these key components:

  • ePlanner, a geospatial planning data analytics portal targeted at city planners for policy and operational decision making
  • Urban Systems Dashboard, a collaborative and advanced dashboard that enables different agencies and stakeholders to plan or monitor existing and upcoming public infrastructure projects systematically
  • GEMMA, a multi-dimensional and time-scale scenario planning and analysis tool that supports the development of strategic plans.

Such an enhanced solution will enable city planners to easily visualize, analyze, and overlay individual cities’ rich sets of information. The Urban Planning Solution will be showcased at the Singapore World Cities Summit from 5 to 9 July 2020 at Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands.

URA is the national urban planning authority of Singapore, while ST Engineering is a Singapore-headquartered global technology, defense and engineering group specializing in the aerospace, electronics, land systems and marine sectors.

(Sources: ST Engineering; The Business Times)

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