Housing a nation: Singapore's housing and development board

Hassan, Suhaimy, and Kuah, Adrian (2017) Housing a nation: Singapore's housing and development board. Report Section. James Cook University, Townsville, QLD, Australia.

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Singapore’s public housing program can be described as one of the pillars of the nation’s economic success story. Through long term planning and commitments by politicians/bureaucrats, the majority of Singaporeans now live in high quality public housing.

The public residential suburbs concept of Singapore highlights a successful whole government approach to executing an urban development Concept Plan that optimises the use of limited land in a tiny country with limited natural resources.

Although such an achievement may not be easily replicated in other developing tropical cities, it can nonetheless provide the following lessons on how to: (a) implement sustainable housing development & urban planning policies; (b) create a social cohesion policy where different ethnic groups are integrated through a public housing program; and (c) enhance social mobility through home ownership.

Item ID: 49520
Item Type: Report (Report Section)
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2017 05:07
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1699 Other Studies in Human Society > 169999 Studies in Human Society not elsewhere classified @ 50%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050299 Environmental Science and Management not elsewhere classified @ 50%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society @ 100%
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