Five-Foot Ways as an Embodiment of Public and Private Rights: The Origin, Survival and Preservation of Spatial Heritage in Singapore and Beyond

NUS Law Working Paper No. 2017/020

NUS - Centre for Asian Legal Studies Working Paper 17/03

14 Pages Posted: 22 Mar 2018

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Andrew Harding

National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law

Date Written: March 20, 2018

Abstract

This paper explores the spread of the five-foot way (5FW) as an aspect of urban design peculiar to Southeast Asia. It locates the 5FW as an aspect of planning law and property law that has been adapted culturally, in spite of conflicts over appropriate use, to provide a unique space for public-private interaction.

Keywords: Singapore, Planning law, Rights of way, Regulation, Heritage

Suggested Citation

Harding, Andrew, Five-Foot Ways as an Embodiment of Public and Private Rights: The Origin, Survival and Preservation of Spatial Heritage in Singapore and Beyond (March 20, 2018). NUS Law Working Paper No. 2017/020. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3144859 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3144859

Andrew Harding (Contact Author)

National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law ( email )

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