Singapore

Report

Assisting first homebuyers: an international policy review

This research reviews first homebuyer assistance programs in Australia and seven comparator countries: Canada, Finland, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Singapore and the UK.
Report

Shaping the future of small and medium-sized cities: a framework for digital transformation

At present, the digitalisation level of small and medium-sized cities (SMCs) varies greatly in different regions of the world and at different economic levels. This report examines the challenges of digital transformation in SMCs from four viewpoints - society, economy, governance and environment.
Report

Vocational qualification development: lessons from overseas

Streamlining the vocational qualification development process in Australia is a current priority of the skills ministers of both the Australian government and state and territory governments. This research summary explores the development processes associated with vocational qualifications in selected countries and compares them with the...
Fact sheet

Fact Check Fact File: Singapore is often praised for its coronavirus response. How does it compare to Australia's?

Fact Check examines the early steps taken by Singapore to contain the coronavirus pandemic, and how it changed.
Journal article

Refiguring global construction challenges through ethnography

As our more recent work has shown, ethnographic engagements in the construction industry reveal social, experiential and often unspoken ways of knowing. It is vital to understand these aspects in order to address any of the industry’s enduring challenges, such as worker training and safety...
Report

Economic, foreign policy and security challenges for Singapore

Singapore may be confronted by a more challenging future, with competition and security issues potentially threatening its success.
Conference paper

Valuing public transport customer amenities: A survey of practice across Australasian and international transit agencies

Public transport customer amenities cover a range of ancillary improvements which are not directly related to operations or service quantity but can enhance the quality of the passenger experience. Examples include information provision, passenger facilities, station/stop quality and personal security measures. While much research has...
Strategy

Our SG arts plan (2018–2022)

The 'Our SG Arts Plan' (2018–2022) maps the National Arts Council’s priorities over the next five years to enhance Singapore’s arts development.
Discussion paper

Sustainable urban design co-benefits: role of EST in reducing air pollution and climate change mitigation

This background paper was prepared by the Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute for the Eleventh Regional EST Forum in Asia. It discusses sustainable urban design and development for Asian cities, the co-benefits of sustainable urban design, and good practices and case studies from around the...
Report

Getting Singapore in shape: Economic challenges and how to meet them

The Singapore economy faces significant challenges in coming years, including disruptions caused by new technologies, changing structures of international competitiveness and growing economic nationalism.
Strategy

Our SG heritage plan

The 'Our SG Heritage Plan' is the first master plan for Singapore’s heritage and museum sector which outlines the broad strategies and initiatives for the sector over the year 2018 to 2022.
Report

The intrinsic value of libraries as public spaces

This report examines the perspectives of both providers and users of library services from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and the United Kingdom to decode the value of online library spaces and digital services from the users’ perspective while noting their behaviour and preferences as they...
Journal article

Precarities of migrant work in Singapore: migration, (im)mobility, and neoliberal governmentality

Building on dialectical relationship between mobility and materiality, and drawing on collaborations with foreign domestic workers (FDWs) and migrant construction workers (MCWs) in Singapore in co-creating communication infrastructures, this article theorises resistance as mobilities in Asia.
Report

Automated vehicles

Self-driving cars are the next technological revolution we will face in the future. These vehicles will not only need to ‘see’ the world, but will also need to communicate and work together.
Report

Cyber maturity in the Asia Pacific region 2017

This report assesses the national approach of Asia–Pacific countries to the challenges and opportunities of cyberspace, taking a holistic approach that assesses governance and legislation, law enforcement, military capacity and policy involvement, and business and social engagement in cyber policy and security issues.
Audio

The airport: cities of the future

After decades of debate, deliberation and inaction Sydney is finally to have a second airport at Badgerys Creek. So what makes a good airport and what could Sydney learn from the best airports in the world?
Report

The rise of Public Sector Innovation labs

Governments are turning to public sector innovation labs to take new approaches to policy and service design.
Journal article

Influence of rainfall on the thermal and energy performance of a low rise building in diverse locations of the hot humid tropics

Rainfall is seldom addressed in the analysis of climates for building design, usually neglected for building thermal performance calculations, and there is very little research about its potential cooling effect.
Report

How Southeast Asian and Bangladeshi extremism intersect

Links between Bangladeshi and Southeast Asian extremists appear to be growing, fuelled by ISIS and increasing population movements across the region
Journal article

Migration and health in the construction industry: culturally centering voices of Bangladeshi workers in Singapore

Construction workers globally face disproportionate threats to health and wellbeing, constituted by the nature of the work they perform. This paper draws on the culture-centered approach (CCA) to dialogically articulate meanings of workplace risks and injuries, voiced by Bangladeshi migrant construction workers in Singapore.