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Urban Development in Singapore
A study of urban planning and development in Singapore.
# 106122 | 3,900 words | 8 sources | APA | 2008 | US

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This paper examines Singapore as unique among the cities of the world because of its efficient urban planning given its limited land mass and a high population density. The paper starts by discussing the integrated urban development of Singapore. It first describes how the State and City Planning (SCP) Project that started way back in the 1970s evolved into the Concept Plan of 1971 and the Master Plan for Singapore. The paper then addresses various challenges to modernity and the broad parameters of the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) Concept Plan of 1991. It also addresses urban transportation and uses diagrams to illustrate Singapore's planning strategies. Finally, the paper concludes that the city state is regarded as a model of urban governance in terms of land use planning, which is taken seriously and implemented with relatively increased intensity of conformity.

Table of Contents:
Integrated Urban Development
Challenges to Modernity
Development of Parks and Water Bodies
Urban Transportation
Personal Viewpoint

From the Paper:

"With this urban planning taking shape, almost 86% of the Singapore population now resides in multi-storied residential buildings constructed by the Govt in every region of the island. It all started with conceiving of the broad master development plan for Singapore, called as the 1971 Concept plan which was designed in 1971 under the 4-year SCP Project initiated in 1967 with the support of UNDP with a forward planning of 20 years with 1992 as the target year. The plan laid down greater emphasis on the investment urgency to develop the island-wide transportation infrastructure during the very initial stage of the city development. The year 1991 witnessed taking shape of the Revised Concept Plan coupled with the Strategic Transport Plan to develop an affordable land transport network which could be able to fulfill the growing travel demand of a population that is projected to touch nearly 4 million by 2030. One of the pillars of urban development of Singapore is the successful application of advanced technologies to enhance the efficiency and upkeep of its land transportation system through an ERP system. (Fwa, 2004)"

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Cunha, Derek, Da. (2002) "Singapore in the new Millennium" Institute of South-East Asian Studies.
  • Fwa, T. F. (2004) "Sustainable Urban Transportation Planning and Development - Issues and Challenges for Singapore". Retrieved 11 November, 2007 from http://csur.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/ws2004/papers/B2-Fwa.pdf
  • Goldberg, M. (2006, Oct) "Land use and urban development planning: The flip side of urban transportation." Retrieved 12 November, 2007 from http://u21global.info/blogs/?p=27
  • San, Leong Lai. (2003) "Ideas for Parks and Identity come full circle." Skyline. Retrieved 11 November, 2007 from http://www.ura.gov.sg/skyline/skyline03/skyline03-01/skyline03-01.pdf
  • Tan, Alan K.J. (1998) "Preliminary assessment of Singapore's environmental law." APCEL Report: Singapore. Retrieved 12 November, 2007 from http://sunsite.nus.edu.sg/apcel/dbase/singapore/reports.html

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Urban Development in Singapore (2008, July 25) Retrieved February 07, 2023, from https://www.academon.com/research-paper/urban-development-in-singapore-106122/

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