The book offers a comprehensive overview of Singapore’s planning process, delving into various critical aspects, including the Built Environment, Housing and Mobility, Economy and Industry, Environment and Water. These issues are woven together by the all-pervading question of land and its role in Singapore’s physical development. By reflecting on these issues, the book sheds light on the advantages and challenges of being a small island-nation and illuminates the strengths of Singapore’s vigorous land planning paradigm.
The book ends with the context of Singapore’s impending scenario of significant demographic changes, technological developments and environmental pressures. It would bring to light the very real complexities of land planning, which, on the one hand, needs to cater to emerging demands and, on the other, provides for greater flexibility and innovation to advance Singapore boldly into the next century.
“Singapore Chronicles: Urban Planning” maps out Singapore’s journey to success, and is also a testament to the dedication and perseverance of its people to overcome the national challenges and go beyond the achieved, the accomplished, the done.