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Spatial Planning for a Sustainable Singapore

Spatial Planning for 


Sustainable Singapore




Edited by

Tai-Chee Wong

National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Belinda Yuen

School of Real Estate, National University of Singapore, Singapore

and

Charles Goldblum

Institut Français d’Urbanisme, Université de Paris VIII, Paris, France




In association with the
 Singapore Institute of Planners

Springer

2008


Contents

Preface. . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vii
Contributors. . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ix

Chapter 1 Sustainability Planning and Its Theory and Practice:
An Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Tai-Chee Wong and Charles Goldblum

Part I Global Development and Planning

Chapter 2 Planning the World Metropolis on an Island-City Scale:
Urban Innovation as a Constraint
and Tool for Global Change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Charles Goldblum

Chapter 3 Sustainable City Centre Development:
The Singapore City Centre in the Context of Sustainable
Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Ole Johan Dale

Chapter 4 Integrated Resort in the Central Business District of Singapore: The Land Use Planning
and Sustainability Issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Tai-Chee Wong

Chapter 5 Singapore River: Six Strategies for Sustainability . . . . . . . . 79
Chwee Lye Low

Part II Transport, Industrial, Housing and Nature Planning

Chapter 6 Singapore’s Urban Transport: Sustainability by Design
or Necessity? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Paul A. Barter

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Chapter 7 Achieving Sustainable Industrial Development Through a System of Strategic Planning and Implementation: The Singapore Model . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Kum Chun Seetoh and Amanda Hwee Fang Ong

Chapter 8 Public Housing in Singapore: A Sustainable Housing Form and Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
 Tony Tan Keng Joo and Tai-Chee Wong

Chapter 9 Vertical Living and the Garden City: The Sustainability of an Urban Figure . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
 Xavier Guillot

Chapter 10 Nature and Sustainability of the Marine Environment . . . 169

 Loke Ming Chou
Chapter 11 Singapore’s Natural Environment, Past, Present and Future: A Construct of National Identity and Land Use Imperatives. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183
 Min Geh and Ilsa Sharp

Chapter 12 Conclusion: Beyond Sustainable Development?. 205
 Belinda Yuen

Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211


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