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Triumph of the Lion City

Review  -  Tan Peng Ting

Review of Edward Glaeser's Triumph of the City

The Global Talent War: Why Singapore Needs to Get Serious About Branding Itself

Article  -  Ng Siew Kiang

Singapore has what it takes to be a global talent magnet: now it needs to make its case clearly, argues Ng Siew Kiang from Contact Singapore.

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.

From Scarcity to Generativity: New Approaches to Governing Resources

Opinion  -  Aaron Maniam

Data, knowledge and connections can increase rather than decrease in value with use: but we need a new public language to make the most of them.

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.

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.

Opinion: Global Talent: The War Goes On

Opinion  -  Pushp Deep Gupta

In 2008, Hewitt Associates was commissioned by Singapore's Ministry of Manpower to conduct wide-ranging research on current and future talent challenges with a special focus on Asia. In this article, they highlight key findings from their research.

Successful Governance: A Conversation

Interview  -  Gus O'Donnell

The former Head of the Home Civil Service in the UK discusses national wellbeing, meritocracy, the future of service delivery, and the value of public service.