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Singapore: Sporting Lifestyle Culture

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For many years now Singapore has been evolving into an increasingly vibrant active and sporting lifestyle hub. In order to inform the global audience of leading urban policymakers, sports governing bodies and sports and fitness advisory groups about the notable urban transformation of this World City, this special SPORTIFY CITIES report outlines the core pillars of Singapore’s laudable, egalitarian city planning approach to providing infrastructure and public space for sports, exercise and recreation in this high-density urban landscape.

A wide range of socio-cultural, economic, environmental and political themes is discussed in this comprehensive assessment, highlighting the interrelatedness of various compact city living aspects and the emergence of an urban sporting culture. Given the city’s long-term record of insatiable ambition, progressiveness and innovation, Singapore could in the near future be transformed into an urban sporting lifestyle powerhouse with inspiring sporting elements.

The special report concludes by recommending greater inclusion of the locality factor and by underlining the marketability potential of a novel, distinctive Singapore outdoor sporting lifestyle identity.

>> READ Chapter 1:  “Central planning of an emerging urban sporting culture”

>> READ Chapter 2:  “Sporting the HDB-nation”

>> READ Chapter 3:  “City parks”

>> READ Chapter 4:  “Park connector network”

>> READ Chapter 5:  “Recreational and public cycling”

>> READ Chapter 6:  “Outdoor fitness stations”

>> READ Chapter 7:  “Urban running cultivation”

>> READ Chapter 8:  “The sporting lifestyle accessibility gap”

>> READ Chapter 9:  “Sporting affordability for all !?”

>> READ Chapter 10:  “Sports elitism and land-use imbalance”

>> READ Chapter 11:  “The air quality factor”

>> READ Chapter 12:  “No choice – Sporting in tropical climate”

>> READ Chapter 13:  “The future of sportification in Singapore”

>> READ Chapter 14  “Towards creating a distinctive sporting lifestyle city identity”


This report was first published in July 2016; updated in February 2017.

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