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Explore the changing face of cities. What is your city like? What kind of cities do we want?

Cities are growing at a meteoric rate in our increasingly globalized world. Examine urban changes from a functional, technological, and sociological angle. What is the state of knowledge and representation of cities today? What are some examples of current or planned innovations and initiatives in response to issues facing urban ecosystems? Through this exhibition, visitors are encouraged to reflect on the approach to cities at the beginning of the 21st century.

Permanent | Hall A, Science Centre Singapore  | 30 – 45 minutes


In this zone, the complexity of the “city” system is dissected into basic components to reveal its hidden workings and the tensions that can arise. Examine and reflect upon your experience and use of the city as a citizen.


Through dynamic representa­tions of maps and global data, cities around the world are visualized together in a multimedia spectacle. This gives us a planet-wide appreciation of cities from the angle of their differences or similarities too. How does your city compare against other cities globally?


Explore an array of urban solutions selected for their originality, specificity, or exemplary character. Be amazed by the initiatives and innovations were undertaken by various cities and their citizens to address the urban challenges that they face.