Culture and sustainability: Exploring the nexus in the context of globalizing Asian cities

20 Aug 2012

Using the case study of Singapore, this paper presents a simple methodological framework to evaluate how well a city is doing in harnessing culture's potential contribution to urban sustainability.

Benchmarks, Best Practices and Framework for Sustainable Urban Development

Research Objectives
– To advance the knowledge of sustainable urban development through multi-disciplinary research.
– To identify and analyze existing international best practices for sustainable urban development.
– To provide sustainability performance benchmarks for Singapore.
– To develop a comprehensive framework that will provide guidance on sustainable urban development in Singapore and cities in Asia.

This link is to the powerpoint presentation presented at: 'Making Culture Count:  Rethinking Measures of Cultural Vitality, Well-being and Citizenship' Conference, held from 2-4 May at The University of Melbourne.  More papers from this conference are available here >

Authors: Melissa Reese, Lai Choo Malone-Lee and Chye Kiang Heng, Centre for Sustainable Asian Cities, National University of Singapore. Supported by the Singapore Ministry of National Development, Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) and the Housing and Development Board (HDB)

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