Urban Governance and Smart City Planning: Lessons from Singapore

Zaheer Allam
The Port Louis Development Initiative, Mauritius


Product Details
Format:
Paperback
ISBN:
9781839821073
Published:
20 Feb 2020
Publisher:
Emerald Publishing Limited
Dimensions:
136 pages - 129 x 198mm
Series:
Emerald Points
In a world characterised by rapid urbanisation it is increasingly difficult to devise urban governance models which are resilient, safe and inclusive, and that also preserve the environment. This book takes Singapore, a leader in this field, as a case study, looking at its successes in urban governance and smart city planning. 

Through the lens of environmental sustainability, the author examines Singapore’s recent adoption of technological tools, which have led to increased efficiency and performance, and have also supported its economic ambitions. The book unveils a unique and critical insight into Singapore’s approach. Considering the historical, political and technological context, the author shares the techniques and key projects that have contributed to the all-important improvement of liveability levels in the city state.
Chapter 1. The Rise of Singapore 
Chapter 2. Singapore's Governance Style and Urban Planning 
Chapter 3. Seeking Liveability Through the Singapore Model
Zaheer Allam is an Urban Strategist working across the African Continent on urban regeneration strategies. He is also the African Representative of the International Society of Biourbanism, and a member of the Advisory Circle of the International Federation of Landscape Architects.

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