A City in a Garden
Urbanism in Singapore is shaped by the desire to overcome the physical constraints of a small island city state. On a small island, the needs of both the city and the state have to be catered to. Above that, Singapore sustains one of the most competitive economies in the world and a city ranked amongst the top in Asia for the quality of life. To meet the demands of these rather unique circumstances, Singapore has had to find its own ways to solve its problems, whether it is water management, public housing or transport. Over the past 50 years, the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) and fellow agencies have evolved their own brand of solutions to cater to Singapore’s needs.