Tag: Urban Redevelopment Authority

Design Frontiers

They are driving new design frontiers in their fields. Recognised in the President*s Design Award in 2018, 5 designers discuss challenges, renewal and how to stay relevant.

➜ Read the full story in Skyline 10

From Disrupted to Disruptor

Whether it is rethinking the workplace, charting the future of farming or redesigning postal services of tomorrow, four disruptors are defying space constraints and show us nothing is impossible.

Read the full story in the Urban Redevelopment Authority’s Skyline (7/2017)

Handle With Care: Rajakumar Chandra on Little India

Protective of Little India’s authenticity, home-grown LISHA Chairman relishes the challenge of cutting through the chaos to keep this historic district thriving.

The recent hot-button question of whether Little India needs a makeover is not new to Rajakumar Chandra. The chairman of the Little India Shopkeepers & Heritage Association (LISHA) has been grappling with this issue in his decade long place making efforts for this district along Serangoon Road.

While some see Little India today as crowded and disorganised, he sees vitality and authenticity. Over the years of working with the URA and other government agencies to manage and sustain this conserved precinct’s vibrancy – a dedication that has led to him being conferred a Special Recognition prize from the Singapore Tourism Board and a Place Champion Award from the Place Management Coordinating Forum 1 in 2016 – Rajakumar’s approach of place-making in Little India is based on a simple philosophy: “Once you move away life, you can’t bring it back.”

Read the full story in the Urban Redevelopment Authority’s Skyline (6/2017)