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Creative Cities: Can they be Comfortable?

Article  -  Peter Hall

Many urban centres aspire to be creative global cities, but they should be prepared to embrace the tensions and turbulence of genuine change.

Editorial Issue 1

Editorial  -  Alvin Pang

Rethinking a New Social Compact for Singapore

Article  -  Yeoh Lam Keong

To address globalisation’s unprecedented challenges, Singapore may need to rethink—and not just tweak—its social safety net.

The Asian Financial Crisis in Hindsight

Article  -  Donald Low

The Asian Financial Crisis might well be the first major crisis of globalisation. Donald Low examines its causes and implications ten years on.

Editorial Issue 3

Editorial  -  Alvin Pang

Marina Bay: The Shape of Things to Come

Article  -  Benjamin Ng, Ching Tuan Yee

Singapore's new waterfront business district will feature state-of-the-art infrastructure and urban design features.

Homes for a Nation — Public Housing in Singapore

Article  -  Yap Chin Beng

To meet the changing needs and aspirations of a more affluent and diverse population, Singapore's public housing will have to evolve in significant new directions in the coming decades.

Community in Bloom

Article  -  Simon Longman

Community In Bloom is a programme by the National Parks Board (NParks) to promote a gardening culture and a greater sense of civic ownership and participation among Singaporeans by encouraging and facilitating community gardening.

Implications of Prospect Theory on Road Pricing

Article  -  Anthony T. H. Chin

While the economic costs of traffic congestion are well documented, the effectiveness of economic instruments, such as road pricing, in containing traffic congestion is less clear. Prospect Theory, a leading behavioural model in experimental economics, may explain inelastic driver behaviour in response to road pricing during peak hours. It may also shed light on the phenomenon of consumers who continue driving despite its higher economic cost relative to other modes of transport.

Poverty, Capabilities and Social Justice

Interview  -  Martha C. Nussbaum

The renowned social philosopher discusses her concept of essential human capabilities, and their implications for dealing with poverty and social development.