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- March 1, 2021: Vol. 13, Number 3

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Reimagined vision: Multifunctionality key to rejuvenation success

by Kelvin Chow

Cities are constantly evolving, and so are the communities composing them. Home, work and recreational spaces are no longer seen as separate spaces, but as an integrated centre supported by great amenities.

A reimagined vision for the Singapore city centre will see seamless interplay of the live-work-play phenomenon. More corporates are moving away from offices in the heart of the city to decentralised spaces in suburban areas. These offices are attractive to an increasingly mobile workforce that wants to bring work closer to home to save on travel time and improve productivity. The desire for quality workspaces helps conceive the concept of a 15-minute city, where interconnectedness becomes increasingly important. At the same time, the Singaporean government is accelerating its decentralisation plans, incentivising developers to turn older offices into mixed-use buildings and releasing more land parcels in decentralised areas.

Multifunctional urban spaces play an inte

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