50 Years of Urban Planning in Singapore

by Chye Kiang Heng
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Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company

Series: World Scientific Series on Singapore's 50 Years of Nation-Building

Publication Date: October 17, 2016

ISBN: 9789814656481

Binding: Kobo eBook

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50 Years of Urban Planning in Singapore is an accessible and comprehensive volume on Singapore's planning approach to urbanization. Organized into three parts, the first section of the volume, 'Paradigms, Policies, and Processes', provides an overview of the ideologies and strategies underpinning urban planning in Singapore; the second section, 'The Built Environment as a Sum of Parts', delves into the key land use sectors of Singapore's urban planning system; and the third section, 'Urban Complexities and Creative Solutions', examines the challenges and considerations of planning for the Singapore of tomorrow. The volume brings together the diverse perspectives of practitioners and academics in the professional and research fields of planning, architecture, urbanism, and city-making.


  • Paradigms, Policies & Processes:

    • The Early Years of Nation-Building: Reflections on Singapore's Urban History (Alan F C Choe)
    • Planning & Urbanisation in Singapore: A 50-Year Journey (Liu Thai Ker)
    • Economic Planning for Productivity, Growth, and Prosperity (Philip Yeo)
    • Environmental Planning for Sustainable Development (Tan Yong Soon)
  • The Built Environment as a Sum of Parts:

    • Planning to Overcome the Constraints of Scarcity (Ng Lang)
    • Making Singapore a Liveable and Sustainable City: Our Urban Systems Approach (Khoo Teng Chye and Remy Guo)
    • The Evolution of HDB Towns (Cheong Koon Hean)
    • Transportation: Mobility, Accessibility, and Connectivity (Mohinder Singh)
    • Industry Planning in Singapore (Tang Hsiao Ling)
    • Greening Singapore: Past Achievements, Emerging Challenges (Tan Puay Yok)
    • 50 Years of Urban Planning & Tourism ...