Date of Award

Spring 6-3-2023

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA)


Landscape Architecture

First Advisor

Elizabeth Dean Hermann

Second Advisor

Adrian Fehrmann


What is the goal of urban planning? Urban planning aims to increase the urban’s resiliency. During development and achieve a balance between nature and humans. In other words, the purpose of urban planning is to achieve an urban condition that supports a quantity of urban living while being equitable, adaptable, and resilient in the short and long term together. The tipping point is a term that is used to measure the vulnerability and prevent a city from achieving its urban planning goals.

This thesis will start with an urban planning theory generation and bring a new understanding of a good plan’s role using the case study of Singapore, a city with a low “tipping point” due to the local climate and limited resources. The research will focus on where are Singapore’s vulnerable points and what Singapore did to maintain sustainable development.

After the research, we discovered that Singapore still has unsolved crises that may lower the tipping point. A site in Singapore has been chosen to test the urban planning theory. The proposed design for this site integrates existing development strategies while solving the tipping point issue mentioned above at the same time.


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