Dealing With Unexpected Opposition: The Singapore Tourism Board And The Chinatown Enhancement Plan
When a powerful government agency, the Singapore Tourism Board, explores the idea of publicly-supported renewal of the city-state's so-called Chinatown district, it goes through an elaborate process of community consultation. Yet when the plan is announced to improve Chinatown to create an important tourist destination, a relatively obscure nonprofit historic preservation group virtually derails the plan through a campaign based largely on one major article its key members contribute to the Straits Times, Singapore's leading newspaper.
Authored by Howard Husock.
Published by HKS.