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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?

Skilling Up for a Green Future

Conversation  -  Gog Soon Joo

In conversation with ETHOS, the Chief Skills Officer of SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) outlines bold plans to green Singapore’s economy and workforce.

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 24

Editorial  -  Alvin Pang

In this special edition of ETHOS, we partner with the Ministry of National Development's Centre for Liveable Cities to explore the theme of urban sustainability, with insights from city leaders, public sector practitioners and urban experts from around the world.

Clarifying Complexity, Coordinating Change: The Value of City Indices

Opinion  -  Milton Friesen

Urban indices and frameworks help those seeking to improve the health of cities better navigate complex, interrelated systems—facilitating coherent conversation, action and change.

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.

Case Study- Towards a Society without Re-offending

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This case study charts Singapore Prisons Service's transformation journey over the years and discusses the origins of the YRP and its key milestones.

Using Behavioural Insights More Effectively in Policy Interventions

Opinion  -  Lorenz Goette

Nudges work best when individuals are given feedback on the implications of their actions, and when policymakers weigh the costs and benefits of nudges alongside standard policy measures.

A New Consensus for Growth in the 21st Century

Article  -  Khuong Minh Vu and Kris Hartley

A new model for development—based on synergy, vigour, and sustainability—may be key to addressing changing needs in an age of globalisation and digital revolution.