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By Beng-Huat Chua

Singapore's winning public housing programme is a resource of political legitimacy for the ruling People's motion social gathering. Beng-Huat Chua debts for the luck of public housing in Singapore and attracts out classes for different international locations. Housing in Singapore, he explains during this incisive research, is visible neither as a shopper stable (as within the US) nor as a social correct (as within the social democracies of Europe). the writer is going directly to examine the ways that Singapore's planners have handled the issues of constructing groups in a contemporary city atmosphere. He concludes that the luck of the general public housing programme has performed a lot for Singapore.

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Singapore: mixing decommodification with market universal state provision Judging by the failure of both the free-market and the no-market systems, it seems that a national housing programme, intent on providing decent housing for all, should at least have the following features: 1 There must be an ideological/political commitment to universal provision. 2 Housing should be decommodified to a significant extent but the market should not be eliminated completely, so as to ensure a substantial return on the state’s financial output that will, in turn, ensure subsequent cycles of new construction.

The congested street scenes had both fascinated and disgusted visitors (Savage, 1992), but for the local population, their only desire was to escape such dire living conditions. Resettlement freed up the central area to accommodate the forecast commercial demands which would result from the projected greater economic role that an independent Singapore aimed to play, regionally and internationally. From 1959, therefore, the physical planning of Singapore became inextricably tied to urban redevelopment and provision of housing for the nation.

Therefore, there was no incentive for landlords even to maintain the premises, let alone redevelop them. Thus for redevelopment to progress, amendments to the Rent Control Act were needed. Accordingly, the Act was modified in 1969 to empower the Minister for National Development to lift control from gazetted areas. Once areas were gazetted, landlords could now apply for exemption from the rentcontrol ordinance, terminate tenancy, and repossess the premises. To protect tenants from being summarily evacuated, the amendments provided for specific compensations to all classes of tenants.

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