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This is an excerpt from our new series Future Cities, where we explore how major destinations are using smart design to shape the city of the future. In this installment, we look at how Singapore is striking a balance between built and green space to create a model for destinations looking to grow sustainably. View the article and video here.

Singapore is ranked as the #1 most connected city in Asia by communication tech provider Ericsson, with over 90% of the residents owning a smartphone. The city has the world’s fastest average broadband speeds, according to internet benchmarking company Ookla, and Tufts University ranks Singapore as the fastest-changing digital economy.

In an effort to seamlessly connect all of those connections on a unified grid, the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) government agency is developing a holistic Smart Nation Program called iN2015, designed to tackle new challenges related to Singapore’s growth in the areas of transportation, healthcare and population density/aging.

With almost every person, business, school and public facility connected 24/7, and every public facility and open space wired with sensors, the government can better collect real time data to help residents and visitors live and experience Singapore more easily and efficiently.
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Future Cities is a collaboration between Skift and MasterCard, exploring how major destinations are preparing for the new age of urban mobility. From connected infrastructure to smart technologies, this series looks at how global cities are creating seamless and personalized experiences for visitors and residents. 

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