SINGAPORE - Driverless buses, taxis and cars can take you from home to your workplace in the near future. The Land Transport Authority (LTA) is studying using autonomous vehicles as a viable mode of transport that could save time, improve efficiency and rely on just 20 per cent of the cars currently on the roads.
Giving priority to street-level crossings, providing protected bike lanes and setting lower speed limits for motorists are ways to promote walking and cycling in Singapore, said a new study to make tropical cities more liveable.
SINGAPORE - Politicians who give "goodies" away to win votes, with little thought of how they would pay for such goodies, risk not only insolvency, but turning citizens cynical against politics, National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan said on Monday.
SINGAPORE - EVIDENCE is growing that climate change causes extreme weather and can affect food supplies. And rapid urbanisation can affect the liveability of countries.
SINGAPORE - Singaporeans can now help people in regions such as Africa, South Asia and Central America get clean water and sanitation, just by making an online pledge.
SINGAPORE - Improving Singapore is a "journey without end", and the island-state can learn from other cities as new challenges emerge, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Sunday evening.
Some cities need ultra-modern technology; less developed ones just want decent public transport. However 57 "young leaders" in Singapore yesterday agreed that the best way to improve a city is good governance.
A MACHINE that converts waste food into crystal-clear water for washing floors and watering plants, and a product which "eats" up oil in a spill, cleaning up the mess.
WHETHER it is delivering clean water in poor countries or creating more efficient filtration systems, the next generation of water industry leaders and entrepreneurs here hope to take their technology to the next level when the Singapore International Water Week returns next month.
TWO major biennial global summits held by Singapore in June to tackle the problems growing cities face will for the first time host not only today's leaders but also the leaders of tomorrow.
Two major biennial global summits held by Singapore in June to tackle the problems growing cities face will for the first time host not only today's leaders but also the leaders of tomorrow.
A mobile app that keeps track of security forces in real time could help the authorities improve their communications in incidents such as last year's Little India riot.
More than 60 young leaders from around the world will gather at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre on Saturday to exchange ideas on how cities can become more sustainable, liveable and desirable.
Young leaders will share the spotlight with industry veterans when Singapore hosts the World Cities Summit (WCS), Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) and CleanEnviro Summit Singapore once again in June.