Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/223732
Title: CONTEMPORARY GENTRIFICATION WITHIN THE SINGAPOREAN CONTEXT
Authors: YAP YU MING WINSTON
Keywords: Real Estate
RE
Diao Mi
2016/2017 RE
Issue Date: 18-May-2017
Citation: YAP YU MING WINSTON (2017-05-18). CONTEMPORARY GENTRIFICATION WITHIN THE SINGAPOREAN CONTEXT. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This paper analyses the dichotomy between urban revitalization and social displacement within the Singapore context. Gentrification as it was first coined was a term used to describe social displacement of the working class (Ruth Glass, 1964). Today, ‘gentrification’ has evolved to not only consider social and political agendas but it also closely intertwined with the global capitalist system. apple On one hand, governments and real estate investors view gentrification as a form of urban revitalization. They deem gentrification as an inevitable process of stopping continuous urban decay. On the other hand, home owners and community groups feel that gentrification dissipates neighborhood characteristics, erodes cultural heritage and displaces the sense of belonging for residents. This paper adopts a multi-pronged approach by analyzing social, economic and political implications of gentrification. This paper aims to provide clarity on gentrification by comparing the gentrification process between neighborhoods in Singapore that have already been gentrified such as Tiong Bahru and Holland Village with neighborhoods that are currently facing the onset of gentrification like Dakota. This paper proposes recommendations for policies that target the gentrification process. The main issue associated with gentrification is that of social displacement. Aside from III the social issues, gentrification also leads to loss of important heritage value in old neighborhoods. In order to target gentrification, policies should be three tiered, aimed at preventing displacement, easing transition and facilitating integration into new communities. The arguments for each policy recommendation will be framed within the context of the issue.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/223732
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