Cities are home to more than 50% of the world’s population, with an additional 2.5 billion citizens
expected to reside in urban areas by 2050. Currently, a worldwide competition for natural resources has
risen to unaccountable levels, leading to a global shortage of resources, rapid urbanization, spikes in global
warming and a diminishing sense of community.
Climate change threatens to introduce new stresses in the coming years, to adapt to climate change, it’s
important to continue expanding on the environmental aspects of planning to specifically require condiferation
of the need to adapt to climate change in city planning and budgeting processes. Cities call for multiple-bottom-line
design approach and measuring the concrete benefits of resilience-building to cities’ economic, environmental, and
social well-being, cities are making strides towards becoming both better prepared for climate change, as well as
all-around better places to live and do business
Tags: smart city, modular, resource efficient, sustainable design, digital twin, microgrid, portable buildings, point of use water systems.
Aligned with the Audacity movement supported by Mistletoe, our goal is to simulate and build a modular start-up city with start-up technologies and explore the potential to expand into a modular start-up community with sustainable materials where individuals can live, work, play and exchange ideas. The city will be a showcase of the potential of decentralised communities using off-grid technologies, sustainable materials, and exploring the concept of self-sustaining community through experimenting with the plug-n-play solutions.
Expected Outcome of Project
Build: Sustainable Start-up City
Target: Aim for less energy, water material, food and land footprint as compared to modern megacity.
Impact: A Living City
Climate Resilient Future City Design
Building resilience will be essential urban policy and a smart investment for cities.
We will hypothecate multiple possible city designs scenarios with mock-ups and simulate with science based targets
Resource Efficient City
Green infrastructures are important foundation assets that provide sustainable solutions at a lower cost than traditional infrastructure approaches. We want to change how cities are designed, simply said: start fresh, live in a
modular city, and organically evolve community interactions in a sustainable way.
We aim for a sustainable, safer and more responsible world. To deliver on this vision, will invite city
stakeholders with strong values for sustainability in everyday actions and actors who place: Planet and People above
Profits. We aim to build a conscious map of the start-up city community members through advanced AI and NPL based
value mapping and evolve as the community grows.
Self Sustainable Buildings
Circular Water Systems for Community
TRL 6 & above
Should be scalable solution capable of demonstrating testing in real-life city design context
Who: Start-ups, Researchers, Innovators, Designers, Companies, Industries and others can join
3 months city design program in Singapore | 1 Month Induction to Singapore Start-up Ecosystem
Co-development space @CT1
Access to community of entrepreneurs, innovators, architects, designers, scientist, industry experts, policy maker & sustainability champions
Call for project collaborations
Direct project funding support from EcoLabs
EcoLabs COI in-kind funding support (Co-development labs, city testbeds and manpower)