(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Political tool or quality experience? Urban livability and the Singaporean state’s global city aspirations

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

TEO S. (1) ;
(1) Dept. of Geography, National University of Singapore, Singapore, SINGAPOUR


In this article, the A. argues that the concept of urban livability is used as a political tool by the Singaporean state to further its pursuit of global city status. He use san embodied approach to analyze state manipulation of two residential landscapes—condominiums and public housing—as an active means of official attempts to create two types of citizen-subjects. By juxtaposing the state’s operationalization of livability against livability as understood in the context of residents’ localized lifeworlds, he shows how indeterminate outcomes arise from the state’s livability project


Article of periodic

published at : Urban geography / ISSN 0272-3638

Editor : Winston, Silver Spring, MD - ETATS-UNIS (1980)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 35, no6 [pp. 916-937]

Bibliographic references : 4 p.

Collation : 1 fig., 4 tabl.



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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1080/02723638.2014.924233

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