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Title: A PERCEPTION BASED STUDY ON AUTHENTICITY OF CONSERVATION AREAS IN SINGAPORE
Authors: FOO XIANG WEI DAVIN
Issue Date: 2007
Citation: FOO XIANG WEI DAVIN (2007). A PERCEPTION BASED STUDY ON AUTHENTICITY OF CONSERVATION AREAS IN SINGAPORE. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Conservation is taking on a priority role in the urban planning of Singapore. This dissertation seeks to examine public perception of authenticity for 10 of Singapore's conservation areas which had more than 10 years of conservation experience. The issue of authenticity is important for the identification of heritage and cultures. This study employs an on-site survey in the form of personal interviews to understand the perceptions of the respondents. A total of 2693 respondents were surveyed. Generally, it was found that the current physical outlook of the 10 study conservation areas have achieved high satisfactions among the respondents. Authenticity as a feature of our conservation areas was also held in moderately high importance and was expressed to be the responsibility of URA. The study of individual areas showed that close to half of the respondents felt that the area was authentic, and streetscape and architecture was found to be the most significant element that would be able to enhance authenticity. For authenticity to be improved there should be a holistic and integrated approach among the URA, the local communities and local business. More importantly, the bottom-up approach towards conservation was proposed, as the current approach was viewed by many respondents as not being able to understand the ideas and views of the general public.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/234372
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