CategoryPublic Management

Singapore’s success in urban planning: Learning from father of city planning Dr Liu Thai Ker

Singapore is known for its efficient land-use planning, which is due in no small part to the contribution of Dr Liu Thai Ker who is often credited as the architect of modern Singapore. The slideshow below pulls out sound bites from a recent interview conducted by the Journal of Infrastructure, Policy and Development with the former Singapore master planner. Here, he discusses the factors that have led to successful infrastructure development and urban design in the city-state.

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Constitutional design: Achieving equilibrium with Game Theory

Constitutional reforms entail huge risks for the future of a country. Eduardo Araral, Vice Dean of Research at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, explains why and how Game Theory can be used as a tool to predict worst-case scenarios and map out strategic solutions to ensure that the best possible outcome is achieved.

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Should we do away with GDP?

For decades, gross domestic product (GDP) per capita has been increasing in many countries in Asia and the Pacific. However, inequality has also risen, and extreme climate events that can …

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