Building Resilient Neighbourhoods in Singapore

The Convergence of Policies, Research and Practice

  • Chan-Hoong Leong
  • Lai-Choo Malone-Lee

Part of the Advances in 21st Century Human Settlements book series (ACHS)

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About this book


This book examines how institutional and environmental features in neighbourhoods can contribute to social resilience, highlighting the related socio-demographic issues, as well as the infrastructure, planning, design and policies issues. It is divided into three themes – infrastructure, planning, and community. Infrastructure examines how physical features such as parks and street patterns influence neighborliness and resilience, while planning studies how urban design enhances social interactions. Lastly, community discusses policies that can forge social bonds, either through racial integration, grassroots activities, or social service. Overall, the book combines research and empirical work with scholarly models of resilience and governance philosophy, focusing on Singapore’s urban planning and social policies.


Neighborhood Planning Community Ageing Participatory Design Approach Community Bonding Designing a Community Singapore’s Transport Networks Common Recreational Spaces Future Neighborhoods Community Planning Social Resilience

Editors and affiliations

  • Chan-Hoong Leong
    • 1
  • Lai-Choo Malone-Lee
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Policy StudiesNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.Centre for Sustainable Asian CitiesNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore

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