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Title: PLACE MAKING IN SINGAPORE: AN ASSESSMENT OF THE NORTH-EAST REGION
Authors: PANG CHEE HOW ANDRE GERALDO
Keywords: Real Estate
RE
Lee Kwan Ok
2014/2015 RE
Neighbourhood Satisfaction
New Towns
North East
Placemaking
Residential Satisfaction
Urban Planning
Issue Date: 12-Dec-2014
Citation: PANG CHEE HOW ANDRE GERALDO (2014-12-12). PLACE MAKING IN SINGAPORE: AN ASSESSMENT OF THE NORTH-EAST REGION. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: With Singapore actively increasing its population for economic expansion, rapid development to meet growing numbers led to mass production of public apartments. Singapore's public landscape is characterised as monotonous and ubiquitous. Amid the growing uniformity, Singapore is also experiencing dynamic socio-economic changes. Hence, it is of intriguing concern if HDB and the relevant agencies have been able to effectively empathise the needs and desires of the residents. With at least 80% of Singapore's population residing in HDB apartments, place making of the public housing landscape is of paramount importance. Place making is the deliberate shaping of an environment into highly satisfactory and endearing landscapes which aid residents with the development of meanings, devotion and well-being. Noting a dearth of local literature in this area, this paper examines respondents' satisfaction towards their new towns and to develop a Singapore-based satisfaction model. Obtaining 495 responses from the North-East planning region, middle-age towns (i.e. Serangoon and Hougang) were found to be the most satisfactory. However, overall satisfaction for other towns (i.e. mature and young towns) were not distinctively variant. This reflects the consistently strong ability of HDB to meet residents' needs and demands. Also, it underscored the effectiveness of renewal initiatives in preventing decay of mature towns. Despite findings, variations in satisfaction with the towns' physical environment were noticed. On the contrary, satisfaction of the towns' social environment did not document any significant variations. Highlighting the low involvement and unwillingness in neighbourly interaction by HDB dwellers, it is affirmative that the physical attributes of a new town would have greater influence over the residents' satisfaction vis-a-vis the social environment.
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