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Ponder housing affordability, land cost issues in future S’pore plans

Holistic review should go beyond brick, mortar and planning zones

Building bigger homes and bigger amenities would not only put Singapore in a better position to prevent disease transmission, but it will also make telecommuting more palatable, says the writer.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

SINGAPORE – Last month, the Urban Redevelopment Authority, which builds this city, embarked on a year-long public consultation on how Singapore’s built environment should evolve to take into account new normals. 

Feedback will help shape the country’s long-term land use plans, with the aim of exploring a number of developing options instead of formulating a single concept plan, which has been the product of each of four such reviews since 1971.

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