Held at the Palais Chaillot, Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine, in Paris, 1000 Singapores: Eight Points of the Compact City draws parallels between Singapore and the French capital, with regards to urban planning strategies, human capital investments and infrastructure improvements. (…)
This exhibition aims to promote discourse on future inhabitation and livelihood, in light of an increasing world population. The world will reach a population of 9.5 billion by 2050 – a 2.25 billion increase within a span of 35 years. If 50 per cent of this new population live in cities, 1.125 billion people will be urbanised by 2050.
This could mean that 4.5 new Singapores or 2.5 new Paris Metropolitaine Areas will need to be built within 35 years – an incredibly fast development rate, considering each city took at least fifty years to mature. 1000 Singapores: Eight Points of the Compact City highlights the intricacies of Singapore’s urban system, showcasing how compact cities can possibly be built in the future. (Palais Chaillot, Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine, until September 14th)