Publication Type

Report

Publication Date

3-2016

Abstract

In Singapore, the government has adopted a strategy it calls “place management” to inject“heart and soul” into the city. These efforts include the greening of streets, providing benches,closing roads for pedestrian access, and public activities and arts-centred events such as thei Light Marina Bay festival and the Singapore Night Festival. Cities like New York and Parishave also attempted a similar strategy known as “placemaking” to develop human-centredplaces and improve the quality of life for their residents. “Creative placemaking”, a relatedconcept, has also emerged to refer to the use of arts and culture to animate public spacesand neighbourhoods. However, despite their growing popularity, place management andplacemaking remain vague concepts.

Discipline

Asian Studies | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration

Publisher

IPS

City or Country

Singapore

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

https://lkyspp.nus.edu.sg/ips/event/ips-sam-spotlight-on-cultural-policy-series-roundtable-on-placemaking-in-singapore

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