Urban Land Magazine
By: Adam Branson
June 23rd, 2020
Recently, ULI Europe conducted a webinar to discuss how city resilience should be redefined around the world in light of the COVID-19 pandemic in addition to the rising tides threatening coastal cities.
Piet Dircke, global leader, resilience and water management at Arcadis, moderated the discussion, asking Khoo Teng Chye, executive director at the Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC) in Singapore’s Ministry of National Development, to provide an update on the research that the CLC is conducting in conjunction with ULI on five coastal cities that are vulnerable to climate change.
Khoo said that the five cities—Singapore, Rotterdam, New York, Miami, and Hong Kong—all have different problems and are therefore employing different strategies. In Singapore, for instance, the prime minister recently announced that S$100 billion (US$71 billion) would be mobilized for climate defense over the next 60 to 100 years.
“We have a three-pronged strategy to understand, mitigate, and adapt to climate change. At the Singapore workshop for the research, ULI members felt that the real estate industry can… read the full article here.