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Title: EFFECTIVENESS OF SOCIAL SPACES AS A PLATFORM TO INCREASE SOCIAL CAPITAL IN SINGAPORE
Authors: TOH SOH TENG
Keywords: Real Estate
RE
Zhu Jieming
2014/2015 RE
Issue Date: 12-Dec-2014
Citation: TOH SOH TENG (2014-12-12). EFFECTIVENESS OF SOCIAL SPACES AS A PLATFORM TO INCREASE SOCIAL CAPITAL IN SINGAPORE. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This dissertation studies the effectiveness of social spaces as a platform to increase social capital among Singaporeans within housing estates. The implementation of the social spaces within housing estates by the government hopes to create a platform to increase Singaporeans’ social capital. This research is undertaken to investigate the roles played by the current social spaces in the increment of Singapore’s social capital. Choa Chu Kang is critically selected for this research, and the research is based on the surveys, interviews and site visits conducted. An analysis of the different types of social spaces and social activities organized within these social spaces are provided in Chapter Three. Based on the research methodology discussed in Chapter Four, it enables the determination of the effectiveness of social spaces as a platform to increase social capital. The use of cross tabulation analysis allows a comparison of the association between the different variables being studied. The main findings of this research are summarised below: • Low frequency of visit to social spaces resulted in low levels of interactions and encounters, which might account for the reason of declining social capital in Singapore. • Activities organised within social spaces play a crucial role in increasing resident’s frequency of visit and create great opportunities for social interactions. • The importance of catering the facilities located within social spaces to meet the needs of the diverse backgrounds of residents, and its uses in increasing social capital. • The provision of social spaces as a platform for Singaporeans to interact with their neighbours and fellow residents.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/221138
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