As an advanced city-state, Singapore has a unique opportunity to push forward in technologies and new practices of urban planning, transport, energy and utilities. Explaining the implementation of various methods in daily life of Singaporeans, this video shows how the Red Dot is becoming a global leading “Smart City”.
Female entrepreneurship ecosystem of Singapore
A regional center for startups, Singapore is home to a vibrant environment of companies, support structures and entrepreneurs. Local traditions are however hard to bend and women are underrepresented in this ecosystem. This toolkit gathers all the information to provide extra guidance for female entrepreneurs of Singapore.
Design can help rural Myanmar [video]
The opening of Myanmar enables businesses, NGOs and social enterprises to venture further in the country and tackle challenges of rural areas as well as of cities. In the countryside, a social enterprise is applying cutting-edge design principles to alleviate difficulties of farmers and rural inhabitants.
Development of geothermal energy in the Philippines
Where it is available, geothermal power is an almost perfect source of energy: much cleaner than fossil fuels, it is often renewable. Geothermal has greatly benefited the Philippines: limiting dependence on imports of hydrocarbons, it has also helped create technologies and know-how that can now be exported.
Social entrepreneurship in the Philippines
Social entrepreneurship is a way of creating business that emphasizes a greater care for the people and natural resources employed. Producing organic cosmetics and benefiting to the welfare of its workers, this Philippine company also found a way to build a profitable and fast-growing business.
Vertical farming in Singapore
With very little land available for agriculture, Singapore is importing most of its food. To relieve this dependence, new techniques now enable the local production of vegetables through vertical farms. Thanks to this innovative system, Singaporeans enjoy “home-grown”, environment-friendly and fresher green products.
Mega Manila sustainable development plan
Manila’s larger urban area, “Mega Manila”, is set to reach 30 million inhabitants by 2030. To cope with its growth and relieve the pressure from the population, the Philippine authorities have devised an ambitious plan of integrated urbanization and transports that will foster the sustainable development of the country’s capital city.
Creating sustainable livelihoods in rural Malaysia
In emerging countries, elevating the standards of living of the poorest can often be a problematic task. In Malaysia, an innovative solution aims at providing cheap housing and sustainable jobs through a project of “smart village” that combines construction, agriculture and technology.
New uses of rattan bring hope to Indonesian forests
Rattan is a vine that grows upon large trees in the rainforests of Indonesia. Traditionally used as a woven material for daily life objects and handicraft, it is now also utilized to create socially responsible modern products. These new applications help preserve the rainforests and local communities livelihoods in Indonesia.
Kuala Lumpur sustainable development initiatives
With a population expected to reach 10 million by 2020, Kuala Lumpur is in need of major urban planning to enhance the well being of locals and tourists alike. To allow for its sustainable development, various projects are being implemented which will impact community livability, economic and business sustainability.