A BIT ABOUT US
The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) is Singapore’s land use planning and conservation agency. Our mission is “to make Singapore a great city to live, work and play”. We strive to create an endearing home and a vibrant city through long-term planning and innovation, in partnership with the community.
We have successfully transformed Singapore into one of the most liveable cities in Asia through judicious land use planning and good urban design. Adopting a long-term and comprehensive planning approach, we formulate strategic plans such as the Concept Plan and the Master Plan to guide the physical development of Singapore in a sustainable manner. Developed to support economic growth, our plans and policies are focused on achieving a quality living environment for Singapore.
We take on a multi-faceted role to turn plans and visions into reality. As the main government land sales agent, we attract and channel private capital investments to develop sites that support planning, economic and social objectives. Through our regulatory function, we ensure that development works are aligned with our plans. As the conservation authority, we have an internationally recognised conservation programme, and have successfully conserved not just single buildings, but entire districts. We also partner the community to enliven our public spaces to create a car-lite, people-friendly and liveable city for all to enjoy.
In shaping a distinctive city, we promote architecture and urban design excellence, and innovate to build a resilient city of opportunity that fulfils the aspirations of our people.
ENGINEERS WE’D LIKE TO WORK WITH
- Civil Engineers
HERE’S HOW YOU CAN ENGINEER WOW
Civil Engineers (Underground Works): Provide civil engineering and geotechnical expertise for underground development works and contributes to feasibility studies of related infrastructure works.
Architects: Have a hand in transforming Singapore’s physical environment. Involve in drawing up district masterplans and urban design plans which map out the strategic directions in the transformation of the respective study areas. Also coordinate and formulate implementation programmes, policies and guidelines to realise these plans.
Planners: Draw up strategic land use and infrastructure plans to guide Singapore’s long term physical development, formulate and review land use policies and planning guidelines. And undertake research on urban development that will contribute towards a highly liveable, economically vibrant and resilient Singapore. Set strategic mid-term land use policies, prepare detailed local area plans and guide efforts to bring these plans into reality. Manage and process development applications submitted to URA for approval including planning appeals and enquiries. Based on your evaluation, to present recommendations for planning decisions as well as undertake planning studies relating to Singapore’s built environment.
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