- Internal Expansion: Singapore high-rise    click here to open paper content117 kb
by    Yuen, Belinda | rstbyuen@nus.edu.sg   click here to send an email to the auther(s) of this paper
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This paper examines how Singapore turns its space constraint to support the growth of a livable city. The continuing residential satisfaction with its highrise public housing lends lessons for other cities faced with the challenge of managing urban growth.
This paper examines the case of Singapore, how the city has turned its space constraint to support growth and promote the development of a livable, vibrant city. Singapore has a land area of 690 sq km within which it has to meet the needs of a growing population, city and country. The current population of 4.5m is projected to grow to 6.5m over the next 40-50 years. Against the reality of rapid urban development and the constraint of outward spatial growth, the city has embarked on vertical expansion, both in its residential and business spaces. Even its death spaces have gone high-rise. The tallest residential block is currently 40-storey while commercial high-rise rises to 66-storey. Yet, in contrast to much of the western literature on high-rise living, Singapore high-rise public housing experience has documented continuing residential satisfaction and increasing sense of belonging. High-rise public housing is the familiar residential landscape for 80% of Singapore’s resident population who resides in these spaces. This paper will draw on empirical evidence and analysis to examine the sense of dwelling in Singapore high-rise public housing. Singapore’s urban innovations for a livable city will be explained.
Singapore, high-rise, liveability
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