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The City Rebooted: Networks, Connectivity and Place Identities in Singapore

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  • About the Editors
  • Many cities across the world continue to grapple with long-standing urban challenges even as new ones emerge. With each crisis, cities address these perennial (e.g. decentralization of urban cores and revitalising the city centre), nascent, and emergent (work-life balance, digitization of social-economy) urban challenges with a greater sense of urgency. The book adopts a multidisciplinary approach to signpost future pathways of cities, drawing on the experiences of the city-state of Singapore.

  • Chan Heng Chee is a Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities (LKYCIC) in the Singapore University of Technology and Design. In November 2019, she took up the position of Chairman of the ISEAS - Yusof Ishak Institute. She is Deputy Chairman of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC), a Member of the Science of Cities Committee and National Research Foundation (NRF). An eminent political scientist with particular interest in US-China relations, and Singapore politics, her recent publications include World in Transition: Singapore's Future (2021) and Singapore's Multiculturalism: Evolving Diversity (2019). Professor Chan is the Founding Chair of the Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities and in her tenure established it as a key centre for urban research in the region, especially on the following themes: Urban Futures, People, Places and Health, Urban Innovations, Sustainable and Resilient Cities.

    Harvey Neo is a Professorial Research Fellow at the Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities (LKYCIC) at the Singapore University of Technology and Design. At LKYCIC, he leads the Cities & Social Science and the Urban Environmental Sustainability programmes and is also the Principal Investigator for the "Future Ready Society" knowledge partnership with Tote Board (Singapore). Previously an Editor of Geoforum (Elsevier) and Associate Editor of Regional Studies, Regional Science (Taylor and Francis), Harvey is presently Editor (East Asia) of Human Geography (Sage) and Associate Editor of Frontiers in Sustainable Cities: Cities in the Global South. He sits on the International Advisory Boards of Geoforum, Progress in Environmental Geography and Geographies of Social Transformation Book Series (University of Georgia Press) and is a Member of the Research Advisory Panel, Housing Development Board (Singapore). A Geographer by training, he has wide ranging research interests including: nature-society relations, citizen urban science, urban futures and human-centric developmentalism.

ISBN: 9789811287831
Cover Type: Hardback
Page Count: 348
Year Published: 2024
Language: English