Monday, March 12, 2012

"Journey of Possibilities" - Presentation of Winning Ideas for the Rail Corridor

12 March 2012 "Journey of Possibilities"
- Presentation of Winning Ideas for the Rail Corridor
12 March 2012 – The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) is pleased to announce that the winners of the "Journey of Possibilities" Ideas Competition for the Rail Corridor will be unveiled on 30 March 2012 (Friday). On that day, the winners will be sharing their ideas at a Presentation which will be held at the URA Centre from 7pm to 9pm. The public is invited to attend this session to learn more about the winners’ innovative solutions and ideas in addressing some of the key challenges/issues that were identified earlier for the Rail Corridor.
The Presentation of Winning Ideas for the Rail Corridor is part of URA’s continuing efforts to actively engage and involve the public in our plans to shape Singapore into a great city to live, work and play in. Through this Presentation, we hope to involve more people to join us on this exciting journey to dream up possibilities for the Rail Corridor that could eventually be turned into reality.
Ideas Competition for the Rail Corridor
On 30 November 2011, the URA launched the “Journey of Possibilities” Ideas Competition for the Rail Corridor. The Ideas Competition was intended to draw innovative and fresh new ideas from the public in addressing some of the key challenges and issues in planning for the future use of the Rail Corridor. We have received more than 200 submissions as at the closing date on 9 March 2012.
There are two categories for the Ideas Competition, namely the “Open” Category and the “Youth Challenge” (secondary school students). While the “Open” Category is open to all interested participants, the “Youth Challenge” is a youth-centric competition which is targeted at secondary school students.
Under the “Open” Category, the public is invited to choose the issue that they would like to address and to propose innovative solutions and ideas in response to the issue. The five key issues are:
Bio-diversity and sensitive development Inclusiveness, accessibility and resolving conflicts Community ownership, pride and sense of well-being Heritage Extraordinary and Innovative Ideas for a Great Public Space
Under the “Youth Challenge”, we encourage young participants in secondary schools to come up with exciting new ideas and proposals that will surprise and excite Singaporeans. The ideas, concepts and proposals need not be limited to the five key issues. They could be wide-ranging reflecting the interests and aspirations of the younger generation, and how the Rail Corridor could be especially meaningful to them.
For more information on the Ideas Competition, please visit http://www.ura.gov.sg/railcorridor/ideas_comp/.
Registration for Presentation
Online registration for the Presentation is open to all members of the public from now till 23 March 2012 (Friday). Seats are limited. To register for the Presentation, please log onto www.ura.gov.sg/railcorridor/journeyforum.html.
For enquiries, the public can call 6329 3206.

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