Urban planners in Singapore are developing a cutting-edge technology aimed at making it easier to transform existing old towns to eco-friendly ones. The simulation tool will help planners visualise and identify the best urban design solutions. The Housing and Development Board has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with two French companies – Electricité de France (EDF) and VEOLIA Environnement Recherche et Innovation (Veolia) – to develop the technology.
The simulation provides valuable information, from which areas receive the most sunlight at different times of the day, to which buildings produce the most waste. The technology allows planners to visualise the built environment of a city and execute the most suitable urban planning strategies.
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