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A CHANCE OF A LIFETIME: LEE KUAN YEW AND THE PHYSICAL TRANSFORMATION OF SINGAPORE. Editions Didier Millet, Singapore, 2016. Published in association with Centre for Liveable Cities, Singapore, and Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities, Singapore University of Design and Technology. 152 pp. with 104 ills. (56 col.). 25 x 21 cm. ISBN 9789814610339 In English.
Publisher's description: Lee Kuan Yew once described the opportunity to remake Singapore as 'a chance of a lifetime'. This book explores Lee's pivotal role in Singapore's urban development during his years as prime minister from 1959 to 1990. A Chance of a Lifetime recognizes Lee's achievements from the standpoint of Singapore's 50th anniversary of independence and looks forward to challenges that the city-state might encounter over the next 50 years. The book is broken up into the four main components of Singapore's urban development: planning, housing, greening and water management. Each of these factors has been key in helping create modern Singapore. There is also a chapter that discusses the transformational challenges for Singapore, and the world, over the next 50 years. Singapore's small land size and lack of hinterland meant that it had to strategize to solve issues that other countries are only starting to face now, making Singapore a leader in areas such as vertical greenery and water reclamation. Featuring the Centre for Liveable Cities 2012 interview with Lee and rarely seen archival images of Singapore's transformation from mudflat to metropolis, A Chance of a Lifetime opens with an introduction by former president S R Nathan and closes with an epilogue by Ambassador Tommy Koh.
Artist(s):Lee Kuan Yew
Indexing: Western, Non-Western in a Western Style, Asia (Western Style) — Singapore — Post-1970 — Architecture — Urban Planning
Plans: 73,55
Worldwide Number: 176357
Paperbound $24.99x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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