Khoo Teng Chye, Executive Director of the Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC), Ministry of National Development (MND), Singapore, who has been appointed Chairman of Singapore for the Urban Land Institute (ULI), will be the first council chair from the public sector in Asia Pacific.
The ULI is an interdisciplinary research and education institute with more than 40,000 members dedicated to leadership in real estate and land use and creating thriving communities worldwide.
Khoo, who was formerly the Chief Executive of PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency, and Chief Executive Officer/Chief Planner at the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), will lead the Executive Committee in Singapore.
His job will be to continue to focus their efforts on providing long-term thinking and sustainable solutions for the city’s ongoing development.
ULI Singapore has been extremely active in the city for a number of years.
The National Council has advised on a number of issues related to urban development and in 2016, ULI Singapore, together with the CLC completed a piece of research on “Creating Liveable Cities through Car-lite Urban Mobility” which proposed practical recommendations on moving cities towards a more sustainable mobility future with reference to the city-state.
This is the third initiative that ULI has worked on together with CLC, with the other two being defining 10 Principles for Liveable High-Density Cities and producing a report on Creating Healthy Places through Active Mobility.
One of Khoo’s core objectives, as Chairman, is to extend this relationship between the two organizations further and to continue to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and understanding with regards to sustainable urbanization.
Khoo’s second objective is to help ULI play an active role in supporting some of the exciting new developments in Singapore, like the proposed second Central Business District at Jurong Lake. Khoo believes that many of ULI’s international members are in the unique position to advise and work with the Singapore urban planning and real estate community.