The Urban Ecosystem Research Division (UERD) is the newly–formed technical division of the bureau as a result of the Rationalization Plan. The focus of UERD if primarily towards ecosystems health and sustainability of urban areas through research and development.

It is the objective of UERD to develop protocols, standards and policies to address issues and concerns such as the improvement of the lives of people in urban areas (cities, communities, settlements and industrial estates) particularly addressing environmental protection, abating land, water, and air pollution, fostering urban biodiversity conservation and urban greening.

UERD is composed of three Sections namely:

  • Industrial and Commercial Zone Research and Development Section
  • Communities and Settlement Areas Research and Development Section
  • Urban Parks and Recreation Areas Research and Development Section