Silver cities: planning for an ageing population in Singapore. An urban planning policy case study of Kampung Admiralty

Azzali, Simona, Yew, André Siew Yeong, Wong, Caroline, and Chaiechi, Taha (2022) Silver cities: planning for an ageing population in Singapore. An urban planning policy case study of Kampung Admiralty. ArchNet-IJAR, 16 (2). pp. 281-306.

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Abstract

Purpose: This paper explores ways in which Singapore adapts its planning policy and practices to meet the needs of its growing silver population, particularly the relationship between ageing related policies and its urban development strategies.

Design/methodology/approach: The research assesses Singapore's urban planning policies for the ageing population against the WHO framework for age-friendly cities using Kampung Admiralty (KA) (a pioneering project of integrated housing cum community for the ageing population) as a case study for the analysis. The methodology adopted includes a post-occupancy evaluation and a walking tour of the selected case study (Kampung Admiralty), and an analysis of Singapore's ageing policies in relation to urban planning governance.

Findings: The study examines the role and significance of a multi-agency collaborative governance structure in ageing planning policies with diverse stakeholders in the project. The evaluation carried out on KA reveals the challenges and opportunities in urbanisation planning for the ageing population. This paper concludes by emphasising the potential of multi-collaborative governance and policymaking in creating an inclusive, liveable built environment for the ageing population in Singapore, particularly but also potential implications for other ASEAN tropical cities.

Practical implications: The case study identified key issues in Singapore's urban planning for betterment in ageing and highlighted the requirement for enhancing urban planning strategies.

Originality/value: This article fulfils an identified need for the Singapore government to address the issue of ageing by providing affordable and silver-friendly housing to its ageing population.

Item ID: 74683
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1938-7806
Keywords: Ageing population, Inclusive urban planning, Kampung Admiralty, Silver cities, Singapore
Copyright Information: Copyright © 2022, Emerald Publishing Limited
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2022 23:28
FoR Codes: 33 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 3304 Urban and regional planning > 330411 Urban design @ 100%
SEO Codes: 12 CONSTRUCTION > 1204 Construction planning > 120406 Urban planning @ 100%
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