Blending contemporary architecture and quality-of-life into city planning
This overview of Singapore is accompanied by the new version of the GIS maps, now being used for the third time, allowing better comparison of a given area’s geographical features, services distribution, public transport density and greenery with the way population is concentrated.
Singapore’s population distribution map clearly shows how the island city’s planning policies down the years have created a clear-cut distinction between residential districts and tourist and hotel areas.
The city’s inhabitants are clearly grouped into well-defined, high-density residential clusters.
While the contour map of the island shows very few elevation changes, the services distribution map - indicative of community and social activities - shows Singapore to be an essentially single-centre city. The Central Business District (CBD) is the most densely served...