Constructing Singapore Public Space

  • Limin┬áHee

Part of the Advances in 21st Century Human Settlements book series (ACHS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Limin Hee
    Pages 1-22
  3. Limin Hee
    Pages 59-159
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 213-222

About this book


This book presents possible alternatives and interpretations to the well established notion in the mostly western discourse on public space. The discourse on public space as understood in the democratic-rationalist tradition, when applied to the Singaporean public space, would offer much criticism but would not be adequate in identifying alternative processes that allow for transformative potentials in public space. Thus said, the objectives of this book are: 1. To develop a conceptual frame of reference to construct the discourse on Singapore public space 2. To form a preliminary model of Singapore public space through analyzing case studies 3. To understand the modes, methods of production and representation of these public spaces within the rapidly changing urban context 4. To situate these constructions of public space and its possible trajectories within the larger discourse on public space, and to examine the viability of such a construction and interpretive model of public space


High density cities Liveable cities Singapore's public spaces Singaporean life Spacial practices Sustainable cities Urban systems

Authors and affiliations

  • Limin┬áHee
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Liveable CitiesSingaporeSingapore

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-2385-9
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-2387-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2198-2546
  • Series Online ISSN 2198-2554
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