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International experts here to help develop research roadmap for optimal use of land

Published on Mar 26, 2014 2:31 PM

An international panel of experts is meeting here to help draw up Singapore's roadmap for research and development in creating space and optimising land use.

The three-day meeting, which began on Wednesday, is the inaugural meeting of the International Advisory Panel for the Land and Liveability National Innovation Challenge (L2 NIC).

The 19-member advisory panel will discuss R&D challenges and opportunities in areas such as creating space cost-effectively, optimising the use of land and creating "highly-liveable" housing towns. While here, they will also visit Punggol Eco-town and the Urban Redevelopment Authority's City Gallery, and take part in discussions with government agencies.

The panel will also provide guidance on a R&D roadmap in these areas, and identify promising R&D areas for Singapore's strategic needs. Consultations with local and foreign experts on a draft map began in March 2013.

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