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Growing a Biophilic City in a Garden

Article  -  Kenneth Er

The greening of Singapore is the outcome of decades of commitment, sound planning, and strong community partnerships.

Surveying Singapore’s Future

Review  -  Theophilus Kwek

Review of The Birthday Book

Positive Ageing: How Can We Make It Happen?

Opinion  -  Kalyani K. Mehta

Surveying current cross-sector efforts, a veteran gerontologist suggests ways to make Singapore an even more age-friendly city.

Sustainability through Inclusive and Innovative Development: Los Angeles, United States

Article  -  Victoria Simon

The city’s strategy focuses on the needs of its most vulnerable groups and the aspirations of its residents for a more liveable, equitable, and prosperous future.

From Futures "Thinking" to Futures "Doing"

Review  -  Aaron Maniam

Review of Kahane's "Transformative Scenario Planning"

Governance in an Age of Uncertainty

Opinion  -  Terence Poon

How should public policymaking and service delivery adapt to an era of greater uncertainty and complexity?

Editorial Issue 22

Editorial  -  Alvin Pang

This issue of ETHOS takes stock of the COVID-19 pandemic to date—including some of its socioeconomic, governance and geopolitical implications—and reflects on how Singapore and other governments have responded to the crisis of a generation.

Transformation in the Singapore Public Service: Emerging Stronger from the Pandemic

Article  -  Ang Hak Seng, Sueann Soon

Drawing lessons from its past experiences with disruptive and transformative change, the public sector has helped steady and bring together Singaporeans in a turbulent post-COVID world.

Developing A More Humanistic Approach to Organisational Health

Article  -  Soh Zhi Liang

In the wake of the pandemic-induced shake-up of the workplace, organisations must rethink how they can better support the motivational drives and life goals of their people—or risk losing their commitment and energy.