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High-rise living in Singapore public housing.
Urban studies (2006)
  • Belinda Yuen
  • Anthony Yeh
  • George Earl
Abstract

In recent years, amid the debates of sustainable development and urban compactness, there has been a widening interest to reintroduce high-rise living in cities. Several European cities including London and Manchester are once again building high-rise housing as part of their urban housing strategy. Elsewhere, in Asia, Hong Kong and Singapore are distinguished by their high-rise public housing developments. With nearly half of the world's population living in urban areas, the unfolding trend is towards a more urban-style development with taller buildings included as an inevitable housing solution. Drawing on findings from a study of Singapore public housing residents' living experience, this paper aims to look at the increasingly important question of the liveability of high-rise living by discussing the occupants' appreciation and concerns of high-rise.

Keywords
  • sustainable,
  • development,
  • urban,
  • public,
  • housing
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Publication Date
March 1, 2006
Publisher Statement
Interim status: Citation only.

Yuen, B., Yeh, A., Appold, S. J., Earl, G., Ting, J., & Kwee, L. K. (2006). High-rise living in Singapore public housing. Urban sudies, 43(3), 583-600.

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Belinda Yuen, Anthony Yeh and George Earl. "High-rise living in Singapore public housing." Urban studies Vol. 43 Iss. 3 (2006)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/george_earl/1/