Sequent Occupance and Toponymy in Singapore: The Diachronic and Synchronic Development of Urban Place Names

  title={Sequent Occupance and Toponymy in Singapore: The Diachronic and Synchronic Development of Urban Place Names},
  author={Francesco Cavallaro and Francesco Perono Cacciafoco and Zhiyuan Tan},
  journal={Urban Science},
This paper is aimed at investigating the applicability of the notion of Sequent Occupance to the Singapore context. Sequent Occupance as a phenomenon in Human Geography was first theorized by Derwent Whittlesey in 1929 in order to describe the current cultural landscape of a region as a combination of all the people which have ‘sequentially’ occupied that region from the past to the present. According to the Sequence Occupance Theory, the cultural imprint of each civilization is never… 
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