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Dec 2014 | THE DECEMBER ISSUE

SINGAPORE: HOW TO BUILD A LIVEABLE CITY-STATE
KHOO TENG CHYE, CENTRE FOR LIVEABLE CITIES

With over five million inhabitants living on 710 square kilometres of land, Singapore today is one of only a few cities in the world recognised for achieving high standards of liveability and sustainable development, despite a high population density.  This would have been difficult to imagine in the 1960s, when Singapore was plagued by economic woes, poor infrastructure and squalid conditions, with a population of about 1.7 million – about a third of the present population.  

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