This three-year research project aims at incorporating the environment into holistic, national-scale planning by calculating the economic benefits from environmental assets (termed natural capital). It will contribute to more informed and sustainable urban land planning decisions, in partnership with government stakeholders. Existing methods are not readily applicable to tropical nations such as Singapore. This research can position Singapore as a leader of policy-relevant natural capital assessments in the region of SE-Asia where urbanization is currently occurring both very rapidly and unsustainably. Project lead: Prof. Dr. Grêt-Regamey, Dr. Daniel A. Friess from the National University of Singapore.