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Planner (Strategic Research)

Agency: Urban Redevelopment Authority
Job no.: 537388
Work type: Contract
Location: Singapore
Categories:Research and Analysis

The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) is Singapore's national land use planning authority. URA prepares long term strategic plans, as well as detailed local area plans, for physical development, and then co-ordinates and guides efforts to bring these plans to reality. Prudent land use planning has enabled Singapore to enjoy strong economic growth and social cohesion, and ensures that sufficient land is safeguarded to support continued economic progress and future development.

Singapore needs to undergo continuous transformation as a city to meet the changing aspirations of Singaporeans, and create opportunities for economic growth.  Research would help us understand our challenges going forward, develop solutions and pilot them.  You will scope and administer; investigate and collaborate with researchers and other government agencies on Research and Development (R&D) projects that have a strong focus on application to real world issues.  You will also be required to lead and oversee pilots and test-bedding of new innovations, solutions and outcomes from the R&D projects. We seek future-oriented, creative and inquisitive planners who will shape Singapore‚Äôs built environment for the future.



  • Degree/postgraduate diploma in urban and regional planning, architecture, civil engineering, transport planning, environmental studies, building, real estate, sociology, geography, economics, political science or other related disciplines.  In the alternative, candidates without a degree should possess at least 5 years of planning-related research experience.
  • Strong interest in the physical urban development of Singapore
  • Relevant experience will be useful
  • Quick learners who are flexible and take initiative to think of new ideas and start projects, and are resilient in dealing with work challenges
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills
  • Competency in GIS analytics and programming tools (e.g. R and Python) would be viewed favourably, but not a pre-requisite
  • Good presentation and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team is a must

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