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Title: Romancing the high-rise in Singapore
Authors: Yuen, B. 
Keywords: High-rise living
Resident attitude
Issue Date: 2005
Citation: Yuen, B. (2005). Romancing the high-rise in Singapore. Cities 22 (1) : 3-13. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Since the 1960s, Singapore has continually built high-rise buildings to house its growing population. While many other developing cities are faced with a housing shortage, the greater proportion of the Singapore resident population is living in and owning accommodation in high-rise buildings. Drawing on interviews conducted with public housing families in their homes, this paper seeks to discuss and provide a perspective of the Singapore residents' attitude to high-rise living. Although the discussion is focused on the Singapore resident perspective, high-rise living experience is not unique to Singapore. If international building and urbanization trends are any indication, more and more urban residents will have the opportunity to live in high-rise housing. A widening number of cities, including London, are building 50-story housing as the latest answer to their country's housing shortages. Given the extensive high-rise living in Singapore, the findings of this paper stand to offer important implications to cities considering high-rise housing. © 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Source Title: Cities
ISSN: 02642751
DOI: 10.1016/j.cities.2004.10.002
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