About the Social Science Research to Foster Positive Community Behaviour
The study is a collaboration between the Municipal Services Office (MSO) and the National University of Singapore (NUS) College of Design and Engineering on fostering positive social norms and values and facilitating community-led solutions in Singapore’s high-density housing environment to improve municipal outcomes.
Supported by the Ministry of Education (MOE), the Housing & Development Board (HDB), the National Parks Board (NParks), the National Environment Agency (NEA) and the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), the study seeks to understand the perceptions of residents on the role of the community in addressing municipal dis-amenities. As a key thrust under the Forward Singapore
exercise to empower Singaporeans to take a greater stake in building an endearing home, the research study also looks at how the Government can better engage residents to foster positive social norms and facilitate community-led solutions to municipal issues. The study will complete in 2H2023.
Toa Payoh East is the intervention site for the study because of its representativeness of other HDB estates in Singapore in terms of demographic and housing types.