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Encouraging Innovation for A More Sustainable Built Environment

Article  -  Livia Tan

Successful sustainable development demands not just technical innovation but also new models of collaboration between the private and public sectors.

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?

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.

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.

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?

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.

The City of the Future Needs a Data Culture that Sees the Visible and Invisible

Opinion  -  Poon King Wang

The Director of the Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities reflects on how city planners and policymakers can make more thoughtful use of data to improve decision-making and better people’s lives in meaningful ways.

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.

The Digital Social Contract and e-Legitimacy

Opinion  -  Max Everest-Phillips

New institutions are needed to manage both the potential and risks of digital technologies that will reshape our societies and how they are governed.