Five-Foot Ways as an Embodiment of Public and Private Rights: The Origin, Survival and Preservation of Spatial Heritage in Singapore and Beyond
NUS - Centre for Asian Legal Studies Working Paper 17/03
14 Pages Posted: 22 Mar 2018
Date Written: March 20, 2018
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
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