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Article by Franziska Sielker and Osten Mah

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Heritage Websites as a Useful Addition to the Planning Toolkit in Singapore | International Journal of E-Planning Research | Volume 12 • Issue 1

This article analyses the extent to which heritage websites serve as a useful addition to the heritage planning toolkit in Singapore. Drawing on questionnaire surveys and interviews with 26 public servants in Singapore’s public planning offices, a group of respondents usually difficult to access, this study reveals how and why this group of planners utilize heritage websites. Using Singapore’s prevailing ‘3R’ heritage conservation principle as a metric, this study also explores whether the information on heritage websites addresses heritage planning needs. Implications for heritage website design and use for other countries and the broader planning context are also outlined.

Keywords: conservation principle, heritage planning, heritage websites, planners, Singapore
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