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  1. Library Resource
    Planning Our City

    Planning for a sustainable Singapore

    Reports & Research
    December, 2012
    Singapore

    Cities as we know them today are already dramatically changing. Our living environments are reshaping the way we live.
    This new ‘urban age’ presents
    a unique opportunity for us to remake and reinvent our cities. How well we plan and design our living environments will matter.

    Designing our city looks at how Singapore is planned for long-term sustainability, encouraging us to think about how we can shape it and new ideas that can transform our future.

  2. Library Resource
    Development Assessment of the Singapore Land

    A GIS Spatial-Temporal Approach Based on Land Cover Analysis

    Peer-reviewed publication
    August, 2019
    Singapore

    Urban indicators plays an important role in the planning and sustainable development of the cities. This paper presents a methodology to determine the favorability index for development of Singapore based on land cover. The ‘City Index’ of Singapore was calculated using five indicators – Social, Environmental, Industrialization, Economic, and Naturality. Two indices ‘Environmental Capacity of Development’ and ‘Land Restriction’ were used as correction factors in the Singapore favorability index for development determination.

  3. Library Resource
    Legal Coordinated Cadastres

    Theoretical Concepts and the Case of Singapore

    Conference Papers & Reports
    October, 2006
    Singapore

    The field of cadastre holds an inherent complexity much based on its interdisciplinary characteristics and the national uniqueness of each cadastral system. In addition, some cadastral terminology is vague or ambiguous, which is why omission of the explicit sense and context of a particular term may bring obscurity to international comparisons and analyses. The concept legal coordinated cadastre (and kindred expressions), occasionally mentioned in connection with visions and plans of cadastral modernisation, is discussed here in order to clarify possible meanings and implications.

  4. Library Resource
    Land Framework of Singapore

    Building a Sound Land Administration and Management System

    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2018
    Singapore

    Long-term planning and an efficient system of land administration and management have played a critical role in Singapore’s transformation from a colonial port to highly liveable global city.

  5. Library Resource
    Singapore as a sustainable city

    Past, present and the future

    Policy Papers & Briefs
    September, 2019
    Singapore

    This paper outlines Singapore’s major sustainability challenges and its policy response in the areas of land use, transportation, waste management, water, and energy. We review the current and past Concept Plans from the perspective of sustainable land use and provide an overview of transportation policy in Singapore. We also examine Singapore’s policies to manage increasing wastes and review the four tap water management plan. Finally, we look at various initiatives by the government for sustainable use of energy.

  6. Library Resource
    Zoning Regulation as Land Use Control Instrument

    Lesson Learned from United States of America and Singapore

    Peer-reviewed publication
    September, 2010
    United States of America, Indonesia, Singapore

    One of local government authorities is the implementation of land use planning. Due to implementation land use planning, controlling is needed as effort for the implementation is appropriate with the planning. According to Spatial Planning Act No.26/2007, land use control instruments are zoning regulation, permit, incentive and disincentive, and sanction. In Indonesia, zoning regulation is new instrument and only a few of city that have made and uses zoning regulation as land use control instrument.

  7. Library Resource
    Whither Torrens Title in Singapore?
    Peer-reviewed publication
    December, 2010
    Singapore

    The Torrens system was designed to deal with problems of 19th century conveyancing practice and it is questionable whether it meets the needs of the 21st century. The doctrine of immediate indefeasibility of title exacerbates the growing problem of identity fraud and is capable of causing much injustice, which in itself leads to a high volume of litigation. This article considers the possibility of reform, in particular the introduction of a comprehensive insurance scheme and a move away from immediate indefeasibility.

  8. Library Resource
    Compulsory Acquisition of Land in Singapore

    A Fair Regime?

    Peer-reviewed publication
    December, 2010
    Singapore

    This article outlines the legislative history of the Land Acquisition Act (Cap 152, 1985 Rev Ed) and the philosophy behind the legislation. The main thrust of the article is its analysis of the circumstances leading to the amendments to the Land Acquisition Act. In so doing, it also examines the development of the compensation framework and its implications for landowners. A number of landmark cases on interesting issues have also been referred to and these serve to illustrate the changing paradigms of the State and the landowners with the passage of the laws on compulsory acquisition.

  9. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    June, 2020
    Cambodia

    Garment workers in Cambodia have been devastated by the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Years of chronically low pay in the sector have forced workers to rely on debt – most of which is provided by microfinance institutions (MFIs) and collateralised by borrowers’ land titles – to meet their basic needs. Hundreds of thousands of heavily indebted workers are now out of work, after hundreds of factories suspended their operations, putting them at risk of land loss and other human rights abuses.

  10. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2014
    Papua New Guinea

    The Great Timber Heist: The Logging Industry in Papua New Guinea, exposes massive tax evasion and financial misreporting by foreign logging companies, allegedly resulting in nonpayment of hundreds of millions of dollars in taxes.

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