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Human Development and Urbanisation

Article  -  Richard Leete

A critical difference between past and present urban transitions is the impact of globalisation on city growth patterns.

Editorial Digital Issue 9

Editorial  -  Alvin Pang

In this digital edition of ETHOS, we continue to explore issues related to sustainable urban development. How might our communities continue to be thriving places in which we live, work and play, in the face of looming climate challenges and resource constraints? Featuring: Livia Tan, Wong Mun Summ, Anupam Yog, and Peter Hawkins.

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.

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.

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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.

Rethinking Sustainable Urban Governance

Conversation  -  Anupam Yog

In conversation with ETHOS, Anupam Yog argues for a reframing of how we define, measure and pursue the way we build our cities to ensure the long term, whole-of-life wellbeing of our people.

The End of the World (Economy) as We Know It

Article  -  Wee Shu Lin, Lee Chor Pharn, Adeline Aw

“…After this crisis, the world is not going to be the same again. This is not just another cyclical downturn and recovery. The world’s economy is undergoing a structural shift.” — Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in Parliament, 27 May 2009

Growing a Biophilic City in a Garden

Article  -  Kenneth Er

The greening of Singapore is the outcome of decades of commitment, sound planning, and strong community partnerships.

China in Transition

Interview  -  Yang Jin Lin

A Chinese media veteran shares his candid perspective on emerging sociopolitical trends in China.

Risk and Resilience in a Changing World

Article  -  David Skilling

A structured approach to managing risk and building resilience is a significant competitive advantage in a more volatile world.