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The Growth of Asian Cities

Article  -  Bindu N. Lohani

As the main economic engines of growth, Asian cities are increasingly challenged to ensure sustainability while reaping the benefits of urbanisation.

Sustainable Development: Challenges and Opportunities

Article  -  Tan Yong Soon

Singapore should continue to invest in sustainable development to ensure dynamic growth and a liveable environment for the future, argues the Permanent Secretary for the Environment and Water Resources.

Opinion: The Environment as Capital

Opinion  -  Dodo J. Thampapillai

Following the 2006 Stern report, global warming, climate change and the scarcity of basic resources have become dominant themes in policy forums concerning sustainable development.

Waste Management and Economic Growth

Article  -  Lee Yuen Hee

Cities as the engines of economic growth are also the highest producers of waste and pollution. Find out how economic development does not have to mean more waste generated.

Uniquely Singapore, Uniquely CPF

Article  -  Laura Lim, Eng Soon Khai, Heidi Chan

Singapore’s pragmatic approach to social security has led to the development of a unique system that does not readily adhere to international benchmarks.

Achieving Sustainable Urban Development

Article  -  Cheong Koon Hean

Singapore's urban future hinges on making tough choices that seek to balance economic growth with societal well-being and environmental quality.

Wanted — An Ambitious Vision for Singapore’s Public Transport

Article  -  Paul Barter

In order for public transport in Singapore to compete with the lure of private cars, a radical overhaul in regulation and organisation may be necessary.

The Nordic Social Security Model: Squaring the Circle?

Article  -  Koh Tsin Yen

The Nordic states appear to have achieved an enviable balance between strong economic growth and generous welfare provisions, but they too face new pressures from globalisation.

Human Development and Urbanisation

Article  -  Richard Leete

A critical difference between past and present urban transitions is the impact of globalisation on city growth patterns.

The Future of Tripartism in Singapore: Concertation or Dissonance?

Article  -  Soh Tze Min

Singapore’s tripartite model of labour relations has underpinned three decades of success, but it must now contend with destabilising forces in the modern globalised economy.