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Title: UPGRADING SINGAPORE PUBLIC HOUSING - AN ANALYSIS OF RESIDENT'S SATISFACTION
Authors: TOH HWEE CHEN
Keywords: Real Estate
Housing Development Board
Sustainability design
Upgrading work
Issue Date: 1-Oct-2009
Citation: TOH HWEE CHEN (2009-10-01T08:07:23Z). UPGRADING SINGAPORE PUBLIC HOUSING - AN ANALYSIS OF RESIDENT'S SATISFACTION. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: In this thesis, the key objective is to introduce the types of upgrading work implemented by Housing Development Board and to determine how upgrading works would improve sustainability in Singapore HDB estates. Further, I shall discuss sustainable design in the context of public housing, the underlying factors which contribute to sustainable public housing, as well as the multi-faceted issues involved. In the land scarce Singapore, the national land supplier: Singapore Land Authority implemented strict land sales policies to ensure there will be adequate land supply for housing in the future thus Housing Development Board played an important role to ensure all housings are sustainable in terms of improving quality of life and reducing overall pollution and waste but most importantly, meeting the residents needs and aspirations without doing damage to the prospects of future generations. At present, all public housings were built on restricted gross area and upward in the air however residents are deprived of larger space enjoyment, restrict to smaller area containment and more concerned of their living environment. At this, the Singapore government aims to create a better environment, and sustainability in public housing. Further, with the rising standards of living condition, people became more aware of their living conditions and their expectations on living standards and as they are better educated, their expectations grows are more concerned of their living environment. Such raised the awareness of the government who proactively implemented the environmental improvement work through upgrading programs and all these comprehensive and coordinated approach to rejuvenate older HDB towns to make them comparable to the newer estates, ensure without the need to consume natural resources and land drastically. Simply, the key elements for sustainability development includes achieving present social, economical and environmental needs but not at the expense of future generations and reducing the environmental damages and helping to preserve raw resources.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/220815
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