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Singapore: from planned chaos to a distinctive city

Its urban planning experience suggests that political will with public support, innovation, and boldness can make a vital difference.
Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 05:50
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As it seeks its place in the league of global cities, Singapore will need to look beyond the hardware and focus more on what it is that makes the city distinctive and one with distinction for liveability and sustainability.

SINGAPORE is a living laboratory by which its development and urban planning experience and expertise can be studied and harnessed by other cities in the urbanisation and human development journey. What was a survival imperative in the fledgling nation-state has now become an important attribute