20 Feb '12, 1am

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SINGAPORE - The catalyst for more solo creative projects to mushroom could be more "unplanned and unregulated" spaces, according to National University of Singapore (NUS) sociologist Ho Kong Chong. In a paper which he shared during a creativity symposium organised by NUS, Associate Professor Ho, who specialises in urban sociology, said that measures to grow the creative industry here have been focused on aspects such as infrastructure and manpower. However, space is not provided for a range of activities to take place, said Assoc Prof Ho, noting that areas with lower rentals and are less commercially developed have been shrinking. Speaking to Today, Assoc Prof Ho explained that thriving artists congregate at places with low rents. And these places, such as Greenwich in New York, might also see a higher rate of criminal activity, he noted. Citing the example of Little India...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC120220-0000057/Le...

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