About Cities & Urban Landscapes Applied Learning Programme
Today, over 4 billion people live in urban environments. Living in cities is becoming lucrative because of the infrastructures, interconnectedness, and availability of resources that helps to increase accessibility to jobs, education, healthcare and other services.
While the city offers a plethora of opportunities, it faces challenges like overcrowding, high cost of living, environmental pollution, waste management, rising obesity and greater competition.
The Cities & Urban Landscapes Applied Learning Programme aims to empower students to understand the real-world obstacles and develop feasible solutions to manage the ramifications of urbanization.
For example, they can use design thinking to make a prototype for an integrated urban landscape that promotes intelligent use of space and improve traffic management systems, or develop ways to transform rooftops into green spaces to support urban agriculture and minimise the urban heat island effect.
Over the years, people around the globe have been adversely affected by natural disasters such as earthquakes, typhoons and tsunamis. Some students may want to explore how infrastructures can be revamped and reinforced using state-of-the-art technology.
Specifically, 3D printing and simulation programmes can be used to test the architectural integrity and resilience of their designs against natural forces.
By giving students STEM tools and freedom to experiment, they will be able to help rethink and reshape the urban landscapes of the future to enhance their overall resilience and sustainability.
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