This paper reports on the research conducted on building technology innovation during Singapore’s early decades of public housing development, 1960 – 1995. Taking an historical perspective and insights from Science and Technology Studies, it investigates the growth of innovation change in Singapore public housing and how this responded to social needs using a combination of data sources including archival materials and personal interviews. This working paper is authored by Jane M. Jacobs, Professor of Urban Studies, Yale-NUS College & Visiting Fellow, Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities, SUTD and Belinda Yuen, Professorial Fellow and Research Director, Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities, SUTD.

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