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Author Calder, Kent E., author

Title Singapore : smart city, smart state / Kent E. Calder
Published Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, [2016]
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Contents Introduction: Singapore and a World of Change -- The Imperative to Be Smart -- How Singapore Became Smart -- Singapore as Smart City : Minimalist, Enabling Governance -- Singapore as Smart City : Building a Livable, Sustainable Urban Community -- Singapore as Smart Global Hub : Catalyst for Ideas and Action -- Conclusion: Singapore's Policy Laboratory and the Global Future -- Chronology of Singapore Policy Development
Summary "How Singapore's solutions to common problems can provide examples for other societies. Nearly everyone knows that Singapore has one of the most efficient governments and competitive, advanced economies in the world. But can this unique city-state of some 5.5 million residents also serve as a model for other advanced economies as well as for the emerging world? Respected East Asia expert Kent Calder provides clear answers to this intriguing question in his new, groundbreaking book that looks at how Singapore's government has harnessed information technology, data, and a focus on innovative, adaptive governance to become a model smart city, smart state. Calder describes Singapore as a laboratory for solutions to problems experienced by urban societies around the world. In particular, he shows how Singapore has dealt successfully with education, energy, environmental, housing, and transportation challenges; many of its solutions can be adapted in a wide range of other societies. Calder also explains how Singapore offers lessons for how countries can adapt their economies to the contemporary demands of global commerce. Singapore consistently ranks at the top in world surveys measuring competitiveness, ease of doing business, protection of intellectual property, and absence of corruption. The book offers concrete insights and a lucid appreciation of how Singapore's answers to near-universal problems can have a much broader relevance, even in very different societies"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject City and town life -- Singapore.
City-states -- Case studies.
Community life -- Singapore.
Globalization -- Case studies.
Urban policy -- Singapore.
Singapore -- Economic policy.
Singapore -- Politics and government -- 1990-
Singapore -- Social policy.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2016037654
ISBN 0815729480 (electronic bk.)
9780815729488 (electronic bk.)
(paperback ;) (alkaline paper)