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With temperatures rising, how can Singapore shape its future developments to keep cool?

Singapore's Gardens by the Bay. (File photo: Ministry of National Development)
Channel News Asia Online
22 Aug 2021
Temperatures Rising

Commenting on the massive upcoming development in Paya Lebar, SMU Associate Professor of Science, Technology and Society Winston Chow said the greenery will inevitably be removed for the new town. But how it will be redeveloped will affect the urban climate for residents from Tampines to Sengkang. In the upcoming Tengah district, sensors will be embedded in infrastructure, street lamps and bus stops, collecting a wealth of real-time environmental data. If linked to district cooling plants, Assoc Prof Chow said operation capacity can be adjusted accordingly. Ultimately, having an ever-evolving blueprint to tackle climate change will be key in making the country more resilient, he concluded.