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  • Cheong Koon Hean

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Co. Ptd. Ltd.

Dr Cheong Koon Hean, CEO of the Housing and Development Board (2010–Present) was the Institute of Policy Studies' 5th S R Nathan Fellow for the Study of Singapore. This book contains edited versions of the three IPS-Nathan Lectures she gave between March and April 2018, and highlights of her dialogue with the audience.

Climate change, an ageing population, anti-globalisation sentiments the world over, technological disruption, and social media all pose unique problems and opportunities to cities. Dr Cheong examines how cities deal with their urban challenges to create a better life for their citizens. In particular, what are the considerations needed to plan and develop Singapore in the face of rapid change and uncertainty, given our constraints as a small city-state with an open economy?

The IPS-Nathan Lectures series was launched in 2014 as part of the S R Nathan Fellowship for the Study of Singapore. The S R Nathan Fellow delivers a series of lectures during their term to advance public understanding and discussion of issues of critical national interest.

Contents:

Foreword:
About the Moderators

Lecture I: What Makes A City Successful? Lessons from Inspiring Cities
Question-and-Answer Session
Moderator: Wong Mun Summ

Lecture II: Anticipating Our Urban Future: Trends, Threats and Transformation
Question-and-Answer Session
Moderator: Chan Heng Chee

Lecture III: Shaping The Future of Heartland Living
Question-and-Answer Session
Moderator: Lily Kong

164 pages
ISBN 978-981-3279-39-1
ISBN 978-981-3279-96-4 (pbk)

  • Terence Chong

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Co. Ptd. Ltd.

“The State and the Arts in Singapore — Policies and Institutions” traces the course of cultural policy in Singapore from the 1950s till now. Contributions to the volume from arts practitioners and administrators, scholars, journalists, and civil servants, examine Singapore’s key arts policies and art institutions that have shaped the cultural landscape of the country. This volume of in-depth analyses is a valuable resource for researchers and students of cultural policy, policymakers who seek an understanding of Singapore’s cultural development, and for international readers who are interested in Singapore’s arts and cultural policy.

Contents:
  • Acknowledgements
  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • About the Editor
  • 1945 to 1970s: Ideological Struggle:
    • Malayan Culture, Multiracialism, the British Colonial Project and Heritage: 1945–1965 (Tai Ann KOH)
    • The Anti-Yellow Culture Campaign in Singapore: 1953–1979 (Cheng Tju LIM)
  • 1965 to 1980: Manufacturing Culture:
    • Culture, Heritage and Tourism: The Promotion of Singapore in the 1970s (Joan HENDERSON)
    • Presenting Culture and Nationhood: The Singapore Arts Festival (Venka PURUSHOTHAMAN)
  • 1985 to 1989: Arts and Culture as Growth Industries:
    • The Report of the Advisory Council on Culture and the Arts (Audrey WONG)
    • The Singapore Writers Festival and the Promotion of Literary Culture (Angelia POON)
    • Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts and LASALLE College of the Arts (Shaun OON)
  • 1990 to 1999: Global City for the Arts and a Period of Liberalisation and Proscription:
    • Global City for the Arts: Weaving Tourism into Cultural Policy (Can Seng OOI)
    • The National Arts Council (Clarissa OON)
    • The Substation: Artistic Practice and Cultural Policy (Weng-Choy LEE)
    • Censorship Review Committees from 1991 to 2009 (Tarn How TAN)
    • Nurturing the Cultural Desert: The Role of Museums in Singapore (Su Fern HOE and Terence CHONG)
  • 2000 to 2010: Creative Industries and Economy:
    • Conceiving, Creating and Conjuring a Renaissance City (Arun MAHIZHNAN)
    • Singapore's Creative Industries: Policy Directions (Lily KONG)
    • The Esplanade: Between the Global and the Local (Lorraine LIM)
    • The School of the Arts (Shaun OON)
    • Global Ambitions: Positioning Singapore as a Contemporary Arts Hub (Su Fern HOE)
  • 2000–Present: Building Capabilities in the Arts, Culture and Media for Cultural Vibrancy:
    • From Media 21 to Media Fusion (Terence LEE)
    • Film and Television in Singapore (Audrey YUE)
    • Housing the Arts (T C CHANG)
    • The Arts and Culture Strategic Review Report: Harnessing the Arts for Community-Building (Su Fern HOE)
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix: A Timeline of Arts and Culture in Singapore (Compiled by Su Fern HOE)
  • List of Contributors
  • Index
568 pages
ISBN: 978-981-3236-88-2 (hardcover)
ISBN: 978-981-3236-90-5 (ebook)
  • Lim Siong Guan

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Co. Ptd. Ltd.

Lim Siong Guan, Singapore's former Head of Civil Service (1999–2005) was the Institute of Policy Studies' 4th S R Nathan Fellow for the Study of Singapore. This book contains edited versions of the three IPS-Nathan Lectures he gave between September and November 2017, and highlights of his dialogue with the audience.

Lim addresses the question, "Can Singapore Fall?", by examining the state of Singapore today and proposing what Singapore and Singaporeans must do in order to prevent economic and social decline. Taking inspiration from Sir John Glubb's essay, The Fate of Empires and Search for Survival, Lim urges Singaporeans to counter decline by observing the "three legs of honour": Trust, Diversity, and Excellence. These include becoming a gracious society and building up a culture of innovation, excellence and outwardness.

Lim also reminds us that cultural change takes a generational effort to effect; for change to happen, Singaporeans must thus act with urgency and act now for the well-being of future generations.

The IPS-Nathan Lectures series was launched in 2014 as part of the S R Nathan Fellowship for the Study of Singapore. The S R Nathan Fellow delivers a series of lectures during their term to advance public understanding and discussion of issues of critical national interest.

Content:
Foreword:
About the Moderators

Lecture I:
The Accidental Nation
Question-and-Answer Session
Moderator: Tan Tai Yong

Lecture II:
The Fourth Generation
Question-and-Answer Session
Moderator: Kuik Shiao-yin

Lecture III:
The Way of Hope
Question-and-Answer Session
Moderator: Gillian Koh

111 pages
ISBN 978-981-3238-07-7
ISBN 978-981-3238-62-6 (pbk)


August 2017

The Challenges of Governance in a Complex World

  • Peter Ho

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Co. Ptd. Ltd.

Peter Ho, former Head of the Singapore Civil Service, was the Institute of Policy Studies' 2016/17 S R Nathan Fellow for the Study of Singapore.

This book collects the four IPS-Nathan Lectures that he delivered between April and May 2017, and gathers highlights of his dialogues with the audience.

Ho surveys the increasingly complex world, and suggests what governments can do to prepare for the future — even as no one can predict it. He uses metaphors such as the "black elephant" and concepts like the "dialectic of governance" to explain how a systematic approach to thinking about the future can help countries in general — and Singapore in particular — build resilience and develop a comparative advantage in the face of uncertainty and rapid change.

The IPS-Nathan Lectures series was launched in 2014 as part of the S R Nathan Fellowship for the Study of Singapore. Its primary goal is to promote public understanding and discourse of issues of critical national interest.

Content:
Foreword:
About the Moderators

Lecture 1:
Hunting Black Swans & Taming Black Elephants: Governance in a Complex World

Questions and Answers
Moderator: Debra Soon

Lecture 2:
Governing in the Anthropocene: Risk & Resilience, Imagination & Innovation

Questions and Answers
Moderator: Moderator: Chan Heng Chee

Lecture 3:
The Paradox of Singapore and the Dialectic of Governance

Questions and Answers
Moderator: Chng Kai Fong

Lecture 4:
The Future: Governance, Unintended Consequences, and the Redemption of Hope

Questions and Answers
Moderator: Chua Mui Hoong

Bibliography

153pages
ISBN 978-981-3231-82-5
ISBN 978-981-3233-74-4 (pbk)

  • Lai Chee Kien

Publisher: Institute of Policy Studies and Straits Times Press

The early structures in Singapore were constructed from locally available materials. After British colonisation, more durable materials were used in buildings, which were designed like those built in London or Delhi. Alongside these were the shophouse blocks that filled the grid of the early town. As locals came through the ranks of public service and later struck out on their own, local architecture firms were set up at the turn of the 20th century and by 1958, architecture was taught at the Singapore Polytechnic. The periods of nation-building and global city calibration led to works by both local and foreign architects that now endow the skylines and landscapes of the island- state.
  • Seng Yu Jin and Shabbir Hussain Mustafa

Publisher: Institute of Policy Studies and Straits Times Press

A collection of short essays written by the two authors, this book is an unconventional chronicle of the visual arts in Singapore. By venturing into pressing issues and concerns that surround art practice, they journey through episodes from the 19th century to the analysis of significant moments in Singapore’s modern and contemporary art history. Approaching Singapore Art as an ever-evolving question, this book foregrounds the role of its artists in awakening the demand for criticality and active participation in the changing domains of art in society.
  • Lee Soo Ann

Publisher: Institute of Policy Studies and Straits Times Press

This book gives a concise account of the Singapore economy, beginning
with its origins in the colonial era and continuing with its evolution after
World War II. It notes the social and institutional changes, as well as economic
development, in the years leading up to Independence in 1965. The book
charts how, faced with the closure of British military bases, independent
Singapore embarked on its transformation to a global economy. It examines
closely the roles played by an interventionist state, foreign investment, labour
market stability and other factors in effecting the transformation. The book
analyses how the economy was restructured after the recession of the
mid-1980s; and how it responded to domestic and foreign challenges such as
an ageing population and the economic rise of China. It concludes with a
glimpse of the way ahead.
  • Cheong Koon Hean

Publisher: Institute of Policy Studies and Straits Times Press

The story of public housing in Singapore is a unique one. This book chronicles the journey from the early days of prevalent unhygienic slums and crowded squatter settlements to the current landscape where over 80 per cent of the resident population is housed in quality ats spread across the island. Of these, about nine in 10 households own the ats they live in. Central to this story is the Housing and Development Board (HDB), which was established on 1 February 1960 and has since built more than one million ats in the last 58 years. HDB remains committed to its mission of providing affordable homes, creating vibrant and sustainable towns, and promoting the building of active and cohesive communities.

Publisher: IPS Exchange Series No. 12

Publisher: IPS Exchange Series No. 9