1. Singapore as Model: Planning Innovations, Knowledge Experts

  1. Ananya Roy and
  2. Aihwa Ong
  1. Chua Beng Huat

Published Online: 14 JUL 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444346800.ch1

Worlding Cities: Asian Experiments and the Art of being Global

Worlding Cities: Asian Experiments and the Art of being Global

How to Cite

Huat, C. B. (2011) Singapore as Model: Planning Innovations, Knowledge Experts, in Worlding Cities: Asian Experiments and the Art of being Global (eds A. Roy and A. Ong), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444346800.ch1

Editor Information

  1. University of California, Berkeley, USA

Author Information

  1. National University of Singapore, Singapore

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JUL 2011
  2. Published Print: 1 JUL 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405192774

Online ISBN: 9781444346800

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Keywords:

  • modeling, Singapore as model - planning innovations, and knowledge experts;
  • Singapore, alert and receptive - to opportunities, from global economy;
  • Singapore's economic success - dismissed, thinking of its authoritarian political regime;
  • “Survival,” and governance space for activist state - regulating, Singaporean everyday life;
  • loss of desired Malaysian market - geographic reorientation, as Singapore's “market”;
  • “Success” process of “self-scripting” - of Singapore, as a nation;
  • aspiration, Singapore experience - state entrepreneurial activities, copied by other governments;
  • Singapore as model, economic success - ideological, political, economic practices;
  • modeling after Singapore, disaggregated - analytically unrelated discrete practices;
  • from garden city to city in a garden - physical transformation of Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew claiming credit for this idea

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Global City

  • Success as Identity

  • Singapore as Model

  • Fragmenting Singapore into Discrete Lessons

  • Industrialization and Migration

  • From Garden City to City in a Garden

  • The National Public Housing Program

  • Housing Estate Planning and Allocation

  • Exporting Urban Planning Expertise

  • Conclusion

  • References