Article: Singapore is building a ‘forest town’ with abundant green spaces and underground roads

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Singapore is building a ‘forest town’ with abundant green spaces and underground roads

In an area of Singapore once home to a brickworks and military training facilities, a vision of the future of urban living is taking shape.The country is building what it calls its first smart and sustainable town, promising 42,000 homes in an environment where people can be “at home with nature”.

The Tengah project will consist of five residential districts on the 700-hectare site in Singapore’s Western region. Named Garden, Park, Brickland, Forest Hill and Plantation, the areas are designed to improve residents’ health and wellbeing and give them a better quality of life. How? With smart buildings, greenery everywhere and a prioritization of walking and cycling that routes motor vehicle traffic underground.

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