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Centre for Liveable Cities and Danish Architecture Centre Commit to Work Together to Create Liveable and Sustainable Cities



MOU Signing by CLC and DAC Officials at World Cities Summit 2014

Singapore, June 3, 2014 - (ACN Newswire) - The Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Danish Architecture Centre (DAC) in Singapore. The agreement, signed on Tuesday, 3 June 2014 at the World Cities Summit (WCS) 2014 in Singapore, recognises the continuation of collaborations between the CLC and the DAC to bring together the best ideas and practices that support efforts in building liveable cities that are dynamic, vibrant, cohesive and sustainable.

CLC has previously partnered with DAC to facilitate exchanges between Singaporean and Danish public service directors in 2013, through the CLC's Leaders in Urban Governance Programme (LUGP) and DAC's Strategic Urban Governance (SUG) Programme. The exchange programme aims to provide a platform for interaction and knowledge exchange between senior government officials from the two countries. To date, the programme has benefitted 65 government officials from Singapore and Denmark.

In 2013, 31 LUGP participants visited Copenhagen and Malmoe. The DAC organised activities such as a site visit to Christianshavn, and dialogues with urban leaders such as Ms. Pia Allerslev, Culture and Leisure Mayor of Copenhagen and Mr. Jan Gehl, a world-renowned architect. 19 SUG participants were subsequently hosted in Singapore by CLC, with activities such as site visits to the Marina Barrage and Southern Ridges, and dialogue sessions with leaders such as Dr. Cheong Koon Hean, CEO of the Housing Development Board. For 2014, another SUG delegation of 15 directors is currently in Singapore for a study visit and to attend the WCS on 1 - 4 June. The LUGP 2014 delegation will also visit Copenhagen in September.

"After the successful exchange programme for Singaporean and Danish directors last year, we are pleased to work with DAC on the second edition this year. Other than exchanging knowledge on the respective countries' developmental model and fostering mutual understanding, the programme has allowed the participants to build strong friendships," said Khoo Teng Chye, Executive Director, CLC.

"Denmark and Singapore are two small countries, but they are both absolutely world-leading in terms of making cities liveable and more sustainable and a great inspiration for cities around the world. This agreement strengthens the good relationship between the CLC and DAC further and I am very happy that we can continue exchanging knowledge and work together in the coming years," added Flemming Borreskov, Chairman, DAC.

About the Centre for Liveable Cities

The Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC) was set up in 2008 by the Ministry of National Development and the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources, based on a strategic blueprint developed by Singapore's Inter-Ministerial Committee on Sustainable Development. Guided by its mission to distil, create and share knowledge on liveable and sustainable cities, the Centre's work spans three main areas - Research, Capability Development, and Promotions. (www.clc.gov.sg)

About the Danish Architecture Centre

The DAC's goal is to create broad interest in architecture, to clear the way for new ideas traversing traditional boundaries and to show how architecture creates cultural and economic assets for people, the industry and society. The Centre offers a wide range of professional and cultural activities, including exhibitions, professionalisation, seminars, guided tours in the city, etc. Most of the projects carried out are performed in conjunction with Danish and international partners who share the Centre's visions. (www.dac.dk/en/)

Media Contacts:

Danish Architecture Centre
Soeren Smidt-Jensen
Direct Tel: + 45 22740279
Email: [email protected]

Ministry of National Development, Singapore
Tricia Chiu
Direct Tel: +65 6908 7128
Email: [email protected]

Yvonne Cheong
Phone: +65 6908 7198/ +65 9048 6311
E-mail: [email protected]


Source: World Cities Summit

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