Industrial Infrastructure: Growing in Tandem with the Economy 1st Edition
The Centre for Liveable Cities, Singapore (CLC) | Singapore Economic Development Board
ISBN-13: 9789814424998 | ISBN-10: 9814424994
© 2013 | Published |  0  Pages

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Industrial Infrastructure: Growing in Tandem with the Economy – Industrialisation has driven the engine of Singapore’s remarkable economic transformation since it gained internal self-government. This economic growth has developed in tandem with the industrial infrastructure landscape – its foundations were laid first in standard factories, and as the economy moved up the value chain towards a knowledge-driven phase, with ever more specialised industrial parks and innovative solutions. Singapore has had to deal with the constant challenge of staying relevant and competitive, while addressing the inherent constraints of land and labour. It is a story of visionary leadership, strong institutions, planning over a long-term horizon but adjusting flexibly in the short term, using crises as opportunities for learning and change, working with markets, and constant innovation. This study presents the progression of Singapore’s economic policies over the various phases of growth, and the corresponding developments in the industrial infrastructure. It also delves into how this integrated approach has occurred through the dynamics of the institutional structures and Singapore’s strategic industry choices over the years.



  • 1. Introduction.
    2. Paving the Way for Industrialisation.
    3. Evolution of Economic Policy and Industrial Infrastructure Development (1960 to date).
    4. Iterations between Economic and Infrastructure Development.
    5. Conclusion.

    • Uses the CLC Framework for Liveable and Sustainable Cities to examine how Singapore has responded to a complex urban challenge and remained at the forefront of urban development.
    • Provides the context of how Singapore shaped its industrialisation approach to move from an entrepôt economy to an industrial economy.
    • Traces the progression of Singapore’s economic policies and the corresponding developments in the industrial infrastructure landscape, from internal self-government till today.
    • Examines the dynamics of the institutional structure behind this integrated approach to economic and industrial infrastructure development, and Singapore’s industry choices over the years.
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    • The Centre for Liveable Cities, Singapore (CLC) was set up in 2008 based on a strategic blueprint developed by Singapore’s Inter-Ministerial Committee on Sustainable Development. The Centre’s mission is to distil, create and share knowledge on liveable and sustainable cities. CLC distils key learning points from Singapore’s experiences over the last half-century, while creating knowledge to address emerging challenges. It also shares knowledge with, and learns from, other cities and experts.

      The Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) is the lead government agency for planning and executing strategies to enhance Singapore’s position as a global business centre. EDB dreams, designs and delivers solutions that create value for investors and companies in Singapore. Our mission is to create for Singapore, sustainable economic growth with vibrant business and good job opportunities.