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A chance of a lifetime : Lee Kuan Yew and the physical transformation of Singapore.

Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • Singapore : Centre for Liveables Cities, Singapore : Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities, [2016]
  • ©2016
Description:
152 pages ; 25 cm
Summary note:
Explores Lee's pivotal role in Singapore’s urban development during his years as prime minister from 1959 to 1990. Also recognizes Lee's achievements from the standpoint of Singapore's 50th anniversary of independence and looks forward to challenges that the city-state might encounter over the next 50 years. The book is broken up into the four main components of Singapore's urban development: planning, housing, greening and water management. Each of these factors has been key in helping create modern Singapore. There is also a chapter that discusses the transformational challenges for Singapore, and the world, over the next 50 years. Singapore's small land size and lack of hinterland meant that it had to strategize to solve issues that other countries are only starting to face now, making Singapore a leader in areas such as vertical greenery and water reclamation. Featuring the Centre for Liveable Cities 2012 interview with Lee and rarely seen archival images of Singapore's transformation from mudflat to metropolis.
Language(s):
In English.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9789814610339
  • 981461033X
LCCN:
2016326187
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