Recognising the importance of sound urban management and development strategies, Temasek Foundation and the Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC) organised the inaugural Temasek Foundation Leaders in Urban Governance programme. The first run of the programme, held from 26 to 30 June 2012, gave 33 city leaders from China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Vietnam the opportunity to address common urban challenges such as the water management and the provision of homes.
Through panel discussions, site visits and interactions with local experts from agencies such as the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), Housing & Development Board (HDB), and National Parks Board (NParks), participants were exposed to comprehensive and multi-pronged urban management approaches.
As part of the programme, each city team also developed an action plan for their own cities with the help of mentors and urban pioneers. CLC will support the teams for a year as they bring their plans into frution.
The second round of the programme will be held in 2013.