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Opinion: Spaces and Scapes — Thoughts on Urban Planning

Opinion  -  Aaron Maniam

Whenever I hear the phrase "urban planning", three experiences come to mind.

Scientific Thinking and Public Policy: Review of Clark Glymour's Galilieo in Pittsburgh

Review  -  Aaron Maniam

A leading philosopher and statistician applies discipline and wit to the most pressing issues of our time.

Five Tips for Leadership Transitions

Pro Tip  -  Aaron Maniam

A smooth transition is vital to a leader’s personal effectiveness and an organisation’s performance. Here’s how to make them work.

From Futures "Thinking" to Futures "Doing"

Review  -  Aaron Maniam

Review of Kahane's "Transformative Scenario Planning"

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.

Opinion: Preparing Public Officers for New Modes of Governance

Opinion  -  Aaron Maniam

Public service training and development should evolve in tandem with the dynamic, relational modes of governance that are emerging.

What Digital Success Looks Like: Measuring & Evaluating Government Digitalisation

Opinion  -  Aaron Maniam

Seven indicators could offer a more comprehensive and useful overview of how well the public sector is doing in going digital.

Editorial Issue 21

Editorial  -  Vernie Oliveiro, Aaron Maniam

With Singapore’s ambition to be a Smart Nation, what does it really mean to be “smart” these days? This issue explores the apparent tensions and trade-offs that both underpin and animate Singapore’s Smart Nation efforts.

Embracing Complexity in Healthcare

Opinion  -  Aaron Maniam, Clive Tan

In a complex environment where centralised planning has limited effectiveness, simple rules may allow the system to evolve organically towards shared goals.

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