The Housing & Development Board (HDB) is Singapore’s public housing authority and a statutory board under the Ministry of National Development. Besides planning and developing Singapore’s housing estates, HDB builds homes and transforms towns to create a comfortable living environment for all. HDB provides various commercial, recreational, and social amenities in towns for the residents’ convenience. HDB has earned much international acclaim, including garnering the 2010 United Nations Habitat Scroll of Honour Award, one of the most prestigious global human settlements awards. For more details, please visit www.hdb.gov.sg.
The International Federation for Housing and Planning (IFHP) is a global network of urban professionals who work to make cities better for people. IFHP has existed for 104 years as a membership organisation and an international professional community, with the aim to foster the creation of sustainable and liveable housing in urban areas. IFHP advocates for people’s roles in cities and for social cohesiveness, as it is IFHP’s belief that a city cannot function and thrive without diversity at all levels. IFHP strives to achieve a combination of local, concrete and implementable actions and global advocacy.
IFHP bases their activities on the motto “Better cities for all”. Currently, the UN Sustainable Development Goal number 11 (Make cities more inclusive. safe, resilient and sustainable) and the UN Habitat’s New Urban Agenda are IFHP’s most important references when it comes to sustainable cities and housing issues. IFHP is taking the role as an implementation agent of these goals. This means that IFHP explains, translates and concretizes the global agendas, by transforming them into practical action on a local scale- through projects, seminars and workshops with relevant partners in different countries.
Eastern Regional Organisation for Planning & Human Settlements (EAROPH) is a non-governmental multi-sectorial organisation encompassing the private, public and academic sector, which was established to foster the exchange of insights and experiences among countries in the EAROPH region.
It promotes a better understanding of Human Settlements and encourages excellence in planning, Development and management to improve the quality of life and sustainability of human settlements. For more details, please visit www.earoph.org.
Set up in 2008 by the Ministry of National Development and the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources, the mission of the Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC) is to distil, create and share knowledge on liveable and sustainable cities. CLC’s work spans three main areas – Research, Capability Development and Knowledge Platforms. Through these activities, CLC hopes to provide urban leaders and practitioners with the knowledge and support needed to make our cities better. For more details, please visit www.clc.gov.sg.
The Singapore Institute of Planners (SIP) is an organisation of urban planners and allied professionals dedicated to the advancement of urban planning and development to create better communities and environments. For more details, please visit www.planning.org.sg.