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URA sets new design guidelines for public spaces

The guidelines include specifications of how large the public space areas have to be, their accessibility, and the need to provide shade

Ho Bee Land has lined the entrance of The Metropolis with trees and sculptures. Ho Bee said the maintenance and upkeep of the public spaces would cost more, "but these are duly offset by the intangibles".

OWNERS and developers of certain private developments will soon need to comply with minimum standards for building public spaces according to a set of new design guidelines drawn up by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA).

This will apply to owners and developers that are required to...

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