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Publisher: Springer, Singapore

This book examines how institutional and environmental features in neighbourhoods can contribute to social resilience, highlighting the related socio-demographic issues, as well as the infrastructure, planning, design and policies issues. It is divided into three themes – infrastructure, planning, and community. Infrastructure examines how physical features such as parks and street patterns influence neighborliness and resilience, while planning studies how urban design enhances social interactions. Lastly, community discusses policies that can forge social bonds, either through racial integration, grassroots activities, or social service. Overall, the book combines research and empirical work with scholarly models of resilience and governance philosophy, focusing on Singapore’s urban planning and social policies.

  • 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.

    Publisher: Institute of Policy Studies

      Publisher: Institute of Policy Studies

        Publisher: Institute of Policy Studies

        Publisher: Asian Association of Social Psychology and John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd

        Publisher: Journal of General Management, 42(1):5-22

        • Julia C. Becker et al. (with Leong Chan-Hoong)

        Publisher: Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 48(3):335-352

        Publisher: Singapore: World Scientific for IPS

        Publisher: Singapore: World Scientific for IPS

        • Eds. Teng Siao See
           
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          Justin Lee

        Publisher: Institute of Policy Studies