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The Spatial Evolution and Scale Trend of Singapore’s Reclamation Area
Pages: 71-77
Year: Issue:  3
Journal: Urban Planning International

Keyword:  Reclaim Land from SeaSpatial EvolutionScaleThe Rate of Reclaim Land from SeaImpact Sensitivity;
Abstract: Many coastal countries have chosen land reclamation to relieve urban development bottlenecks to seek new development space. As an island, for just fifty years Singapore fight a lot of land from the sea, and has gone through different stages of reclamation. This paper focuses on the reclamation and economic statistics as the basis for the study. With the collection of historical maps, computer software, data processing since 1960, the authors try to quantify the spatial location and scale for land reclamation by measuring its term in decades years, explore the development trends, and to analyze where potential drivers. To sum up, this research tries to guide the orderly development of the domestic marine and coastal resources, promote sustainable development of coastal cities, through the study of Singapore’s land reclamation process.
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