Dwellings chronicles our efforts in creating homes for Singaporeans. We strive to reinvent and transform Singapore’s housing landscape, developing homes that Singaporeans would be proud to live in. Through Dwellings, share how we create public housing that is uniquely Singapore.
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The Future of Home
In this issue, we round up the new research partnerships that HDB has forged to prepare itself for the future. The research areas span numerous disciplines, but together, their insights would help shed clearer light on how to better plan, design, and build the Smart homes and towns of the future.
In this future, digital technologies will play a key role in enabling the creation of better living spaces that are highly attuned to the changing needs of their inhabitants. They will also help citizens and residents forge new ways of bonding as they discover common grounds and interests through greater engagement, renewing the ‘kampung’ spirit of old.
While the promised benefits may sound utopian, many have already arrived at our doorstep. HDB has embraced innovative ideas as part of its commitment to build better living environments. This year’s International Housing Forum, in place of HDB’s annual Professional Engagement and Knowledge-sharing (PEAK) Forum, makes for an opportune platform to jumpstart the exchange of ideas towards creating resilient, inclusive cities through Smart and sustainable development.
While the exciting future of homes draws in closer to us, the charming, well-loved old towns are given new life in big and small ways. We revisit Queenstown to see how its beautiful ‘Housing in the Park’ concept has taken shape amid distinctive housing projects. HDB dwellers like Shereen and Shermaine Ng, have also taken up the task to rekindle the kampung spirit in the heartlands by sweating it out. Through fun workout sessions, they have inspired heartlanders to help one another embrace an active lifestyle and be better prepared for the future.
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