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The Future of Urban Sustainability: Implications for Governance

Article  -  Yuichi Kikuzawa, Elly Chiu

How might we continue to build sustainability and liveability for our people, in the face of local and global shifts, resource pressures, changing societal values and other discontinuities?

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.

Thinking through Complexity, Managing for Uncertainty

Article  -  Lam Chuan Leong

Our thinking is less rational than we'd like to believe, but can we learn to outsmart our own cognitive biases?

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.

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.

A City in a Garden

Article  -  Ng Lang

Singapore’s greenery plan has entered a new phase of development where conserving biodiversity and involving the community will further transform the island.

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.

Reviewing Whole-of-Government Collaboration in the Singapore Public Service

Article  -  Kharina Zainal

Findings from a 2010 survey offer ways to improve collaboration among government agencies.

Governance at the Leading Edge: Black Swans, Wild Cards, and Wicked Problems

Article  -  Peter Ho

At the 2008 Strategic Perspectives Conference, Head of Civil Service Peter Ho traced the evolution of contemporary public sector practice. He concludes that while the Public Service has successfully adopted best practices from the private sector and elsewhere in the past, these are not enough to ensure good governance as we move into an unpredictable and complex future. In the following excerpt, he highlights the nature of the challenges ahead and argues that Singapore must develop its own new brand of governance in order to manage these critical uncertainties and generate original solutions to the wicked problems of our time.