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Title: Cities on the move: The Travels of Marina Bay, Singapore
Keywords: urban, mobilities, assemblage, learning, architecture, Singapore
Issue Date: 24-Jul-2012
Citation: YAP XIN YIN ERICA (2012-07-24). Cities on the move: The Travels of Marina Bay, Singapore. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: From Shanghai?s Bund to Dubai?s Marina, waterfront developments are increasingly popular urban forms worldwide. Using a case study of Marina Bay, Singapore, I argue that urban waterfronts are not only sites of local boosterism but also fundamentally translocal landscapes assembled out of elsewheres. In this thesis, I draw on the literature of a more-than-territorial urban to map out how Marina Bay is situated within broader flows of people (talent and expertise), places (buildings and built form) and policies (ideas and knowledge) on the move. In doing so, I illustrate how Marina Bay is not only a product of travels but is also capable of travelling as a model of inspiration in its own right. By critically considering the translocal flows that are going into the (re)production of Marina Bay, I hope to answer calls to move beyond theorizing the unbounded city to engage with the former in actual empirical practice.
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