Singapore as a Sustainable City: Past, Present and the Future

SMU Economics & Statistics Working Paper No. 18-2019

70 Pages Posted: 17 Nov 2019

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Tomoki Fujii

Singapore Management University - School of Economics

Ray Rohan

Singapore Management University, School of Economics, Students

Date Written: September 1, 2019

Abstract

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. While Singapore has been successful in many ways in transforming itself into one of the most prosperous and sustainable cities in the world, there remain challenges to make the city even cleaner and greener for a better future. We discuss the opportunities that new technologies will bring about and the role that Singapore can play in building a sustainable city.

Keywords: Liveability, transportation, water, energy, waste, land use

JEL Classification: Q58, R50

Suggested Citation

Fujii, Tomoki and Rohan, Ray, Singapore as a Sustainable City: Past, Present and the Future (September 1, 2019). SMU Economics & Statistics Working Paper No. 18-2019. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3480894 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3480894

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Ray Rohan

Singapore Management University, School of Economics, Students ( email )

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