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Planning Singapore (Planning, History and Environment Series)


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en Limba Engleză Hardback – 24 May 2019
Twohundredyearsago,SirStamfordRafflesestablishedthemodernsettlementofSingaporewiththeintentofseeingitbecome'agreatcommercialemporiumandfulcrum'.Butbythetimeindependencewasachievedin1965,thecityfaceddauntingproblemsofhousingshortage,slumsandhighunemployment.Sincethen,Singaporehasbecomeoneoftherichestcountriesonearth,providing,inSirPeterHall'swords,'perhapsthemostextraordinarycaseofeconomicdevelopmentinthehistoryoftheworld'.ThestoryofSingapore'sremarkableachievementsinthefirsthalfcenturyafteritsindependenceisnowwidelyknown.
InPlanningSingapore:TheExperimentalCity,StephenHamnettandBelindaYuenhavebroughttogetherasetofchaptersonSingapore'splanningachievements,aspirationsandchallenges,whichareunitedintheirfocusonwhatmighthappennextintheplanningoftheisland-state.ChaptersrangeoverSingapore'splanningsystem,innovationandfutureeconomy,housing,biodiversity,waterandwaste,climatechange,transport,andthepotentialtransferabilityofSingapore'splanningknowledge.Akeyquestioniswhethertheplanningapproaches,whichhaveservedSingaporesowelluntilnow,willsufficetomeettheemergingchallengesofachangingglobaleconomy,demographicshifts,newtechnologiesandtheexistentialthreatofclimatechange.Singaporeasaglobalcityisbecomingmoreunequalandmorediverse.Thishasthepotentialtoweakenthesocialcompactwhichhaslargelyexistedsinceindependenceandtounderminethesocialresilienceundoubtedlyneededtocopewiththeshocksanddisruptionsofthetwenty-firstcentury.Thebookconcludes,however,thatSingaporeisbetter-placedthanmosttorespondtothechallengeswhichitwillcertainlyfacethankstoitsoutstandingsystemsofplanningandimplementation,aprovencapacitytoexperimentandahighly-developedabilitytoadaptquickly,purposefullyandpragmaticallytochangingcircumstances.
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ISBN-13: 9781138482340
ISBN-10: 113848234X
Pagini: 244
Ilustrații: 25 Line drawings, black and white; 51 Halftones, black and white
Dimensiuni: 254 x 182 x 15 mm
Greutate: 0.68 kg
Editura: Taylor & Francis Ltd.
Colecția Planning, History and Environment Series
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