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Submitted by Jian Vun on

Dear Abhas, thank you for the interesting and thought-provoking take on Singapore public housing and the useful links. I wanted to also add another reason why I think Singapore public housing is successful – not only does HDB take great care with planning livable neighborhoods and maintain their assets immaculately, but Singapore also has a strong emphasis on good architectural design quality (exterior and interior). Attractive and human-centered design of public housing is often an afterthought since many believe it is cost prohibitive, which is not always the case – cities need to promote quality urban/architectural design guidelines and hire socially responsible designers. Great morning read! Best, Jian