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Spatially Defiant Practices in Singapore's Public Spaces

Spatially Defiant Practices in Singapore’s Public Spaces

In the planning of public space in Singapore, the hegemony of the planned space dominates the discussion. However, at the level of spatial practice, or the “lived” social dimension, the prescribed uses or desired social outcomes of the physical planned infrastructure are not always directly manifested or translated. This is possibly observed through the notion...
The evaluation of public space in Singapore’s housing estates

The evaluation of public space in Singapore’s housing estates

In Singapore, the role of public space within the public housing estates developed by the Housing and Development Board (HDB) has perceivably shifted in its approach.  This shift entails the role of public space from pragmatic considerations of ventilation and recreation, toward political and ideological representations of identity and community, and platforms for social interactions....