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Planning and Innovation for City Success

Interview  -  Alan Altshuler

In this interview, Professor Alan Altshuler of Harvard University discusses the attributes of a successful city and compares the city success of Singapore with US cities.

Ethics in Public Administration: Are We Teaching What Can’t be Taught?

Opinion  -  Celia Lee

CSC researcher Celia Lee makes a case for the systematic cultivation of ethical thinking and moral development in public administration.

Adaptive Government

Roundtable  -  Puneet Kumar, Do Le Chau, Adeeb Al Afifi

In this session of the ETHOS Roundtable, three eminent participants from Singapore's 4th Leaders in Governance Programme reflect on the changing roles and responsibilities of public servants in a dynamic world.

Leadership at a Time of Crisis

Article  -  Peter Shergold

Five key qualities are demanded of civil servants at a time of crisis, argues Professor Peter Shergold, a distinguished public service veteran and Senior Visiting Fellow at the Civil Service College.

Service Beyond Excellence

Interview  -  Ng Hock Keong

Singapore’s Central Provident Fund Board (CPFB) has won many accolades for its service excellence and innovations such as the groundbreaking my.cpf online portal. Ng Hock Keong, the Quality Service Manager (QSM) behind many of CPFB’s service initiatives, shares his views on the challenges of change in a mature service-oriented agency responsible for over three million members.

Water Management in Singapore

Article  -  Cecilia Tortajada

Singapore has developed from a water-scarce developing nation to a world leader in the field of water management in the space of three decades. Dr Cecilia Tortajada reviews the city-state's water practices and strategies in detail.

Transformative Investments: Remaking American Cities for a New Century

Article  -  Julie Wagner, Bruce Katz

“Transformative investments” is a class of urban interventions that is making an impact on markets, people, city landscapes and urban possibilities.

The Twin Pillars of Estate Rejuvenation

Article  -  Tay Kim Poh

To renew public housing estates in Singapore, upgrading and redevelopment are key strategies in revitalising and remaking the older estates.

Government and Markets in a Well-Functioning Economy

Article  -  Wu Wei Neng, Donald Low

The central question for governments is not whether but how to intervene in markets to ensure their proper functioning.