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Sustaining Passion and Wellbeing in the City of the Future

Conversation  -  Rahul Mittal

Veteran urban designer and planner Rahul Mittal reflects on key trends in the evolution of urban life, and how planners can engage with community aspirations and energies.

Ethos, journal of the Civil Service College Singapore

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ETHOS is a publication of the Civil Service College, Singapore. It aims to provide thought leadership, insight and context on a wide range of public policy issues of interest to Singapore.

Editorial Issue 20

Editorial  -  Alvin Pang

Our elders are not the problem, nor should they be passive recipients of society’s largesse. How can we ensure seniors remain involved, empowered and active?

Redefining Engagement: Lessons for the Public Service from Our Singapore Conversation

Article  -  Yee Lai Fong, Melissa Khoo

Through collective learning-by-doing and investment in strong relationships, Our Singapore Conversation has pioneered new possibilities for public engagement and governance.

Engaging with Stakeholders for Better Public Transport Outcomes

Article  -  Heng Ju-Li

Taking on a new advisory role, the Public Transport Council finds keeping an open mind and engaging diverse views makes for more balanced and useful recommendations.

Successful Ageing — A Review of Singapore's Policy Approaches

Article  -  Olivia Goh

In Singapore, the issue of an ageing population has been on the national agenda since the 1980s, with several high-level committees formed to study ageing trends.

Population Ageing Requires Adaptive Responses, Not Just Technical Ones

Opinion  -  Melinda Elias, Donald Low

Beyond increased public spending, Singapore’s ageing population should prompt a deep rethinking about the structures, risks and values underpinning our healthcare system.

Communicating to Our Pioneer Generation

Article  -  Lai Szu Hao

The launch of the Pioneer Generation Package demonstrated new ways to understand, inform, engage and serve Singaporeans on the ground.

Developing a Liveable and Sustainable Singapore

Article  -  Toh Boon Kwan

Singapore’s developmental success is underpinned by principled approaches to the ubiquitous challenges of urban governance.

Connecting to the World: Singapore as a Hub Port

Article  -  Christl Li

Singapore’s success as a major global maritime hub is the result of bold vision, national determination, and assiduous planning.