Title

Mobile cities, modelling policies: Importing/exporting the Singapore ‘model’ of development

Publication Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

4-2017

Abstract

A recent focus of research has been the making, mobility and mutations of urban policy. The global circulation of urban models – or exemplars of best practices and values that are deemed to be desirable and achievable – has gained significant traction. Such models are those that are dislocated from their place of origin, and transplanted to an adopted site. This chapter draws on the case of Singapore: one of the most emblematic examples of an importable/exportable urban model – a prototype for growth-oriented urban development with its normative and technical plans for growth and management – to foreground problems and challenges associated with such importation/exportation. We propose a future research agenda that focuses on the sites of origination and application of urban models, and the ways in which social, political, cultural, economic and environmental contexts shape policy transfer – not to mention urban theory – around the world

Keywords

cities, urbanization, Singapore model, Singapore, urban plans

Discipline

Urban Studies | Urban Studies and Planning

Research Areas

Political Science

Publication

A research agenda for cities

Editor

John R Short

First Page

206

Last Page

217

ISBN

9781785363412

Identifier

10.4337/9781785363429.00026

Publisher

Edward Elgar Publishing

Additional URL

https://doi.org/10.4337/9781785363429.00026

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