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Community Organizations Urban Redevelopment Authority
Urban Redevelopment Authority
Urban Redevelopment Authority
Governmental institution


45 Maxwell Road
The URA Centre
Working languages

At URA, we adopt a long-term and comprehensive planning approach to formulate strategic plans such as the Concept Plan and the Master Plan to guide the physical development of Singapore in a sustainable manner. Our plans and policies are focused on achieving a quality living environment for Singapore.

To turn plans and visions into reality, we take on a multi-faceted role. We evaluate and grant planning approvals for developments through our Development ControlUrban Design and Conservation guidelines. The guidelines facilitate orderly development and ensure that developments are compatible with the neighbourhood, in line with the longer–term planning intentions for the site.

In addition to our planning function, we are also the main government land sales agent. Through the sale of State land, we attract and channel private capital investment to develop sites to support economic and social objectives. As the conservation authority, we have an internationally recognised conservation programme, and have successfully conserved not just single buildings, but entire districts. We also partner the community to enliven our public spaces to create a car-lite, people-friendly and liveable city for all to enjoy.

In shaping a distinctive city, we promote architecture and urban design excellence, and innovate to build a resilient city of opportunity that fulfils the aspirations of our people.



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Planning Our City

Reports & Research
November, 2012

Cities as we know them today are already dramatically changing. Our living environments are reshaping the way we live.

This new ‘urban age’ presents

a unique opportunity for us to remake and reinvent our cities. How well we plan and design our living environments will matter.

Designing our city looks at how Singapore is planned for long-term sustainability, encouraging us to think about how we can shape it and new ideas that can transform our future.