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Book Chapter: Modernization in Green: The Singapore Project of Sustainability & Control

TitleModernization in Green: The Singapore Project of Sustainability & Control
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Issue Date2016
PublisherAsian Urban Lab
Citation
Modernization in Green: The Singapore Project of Sustainability & Control. In Wee, HK & Chia, J (Eds.), Singapore Dreaming: Managing Utopia. Singapore: Asian Urban Lab, 2016 How to Cite?
AbstractThe project of sustainability is highly technocratic, and very much a part of the modernization of Singapore. Modernization has the curious appearance of nature because greening has been rationalized into various forms of social control, political legitimacy, national sovereignty, urban infrastructure, and growth. This paper argues that the policies and implementation of sustainability today is decisively progressivist, bureaucratic, pragmatic, and possibly destructive. In the year of the acclaimed 24-km Green Rail Corridor International Competition, and on the eve of Singapore’s Golden Jubilee SG50 celebrations, there is an urgency in reevaluating the strategies of greening in exerting control over the city.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/215851
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dc.contributor.authorWee, HK-
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-21T13:41:46Z-
dc.date.available2015-08-21T13:41:46Z-
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.identifier.citationModernization in Green: The Singapore Project of Sustainability & Control. In Wee, HK & Chia, J (Eds.), Singapore Dreaming: Managing Utopia. Singapore: Asian Urban Lab, 2016-
dc.identifier.isbn9789810984182-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/215851-
dc.description.abstractThe project of sustainability is highly technocratic, and very much a part of the modernization of Singapore. Modernization has the curious appearance of nature because greening has been rationalized into various forms of social control, political legitimacy, national sovereignty, urban infrastructure, and growth. This paper argues that the policies and implementation of sustainability today is decisively progressivist, bureaucratic, pragmatic, and possibly destructive. In the year of the acclaimed 24-km Green Rail Corridor International Competition, and on the eve of Singapore’s Golden Jubilee SG50 celebrations, there is an urgency in reevaluating the strategies of greening in exerting control over the city.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherAsian Urban Lab-
dc.relation.ispartofSingapore Dreaming: Managing Utopia-
dc.titleModernization in Green: The Singapore Project of Sustainability & Control-
dc.typeBook_Chapter-
dc.identifier.emailWee, HK: koonwee@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityWee, HK=rp01504-
dc.identifier.hkuros249829-
dc.publisher.placeSingapore-

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