22 February 2013 | 3:00pm – 5:00pm | MND Auditorium
Networking & Registration from 3:00pm, seated by 3:30pm
Free Admission | Prior registration required at www.clc.gov.sg
Many experts have emphasised different approaches to planning a city - should good planning rely on a particular process or should it be judged wholly on its outcomes? New York and Amsterdam are both strong financial centres which have absorbed major flows of immigration within the last thirty years, and have different approaches to planning. If a just city requires combining equity, diversity, participation and sustainability, to what extent do these two cities exemplify these characteristics? What could they learn from Singapore and vice versa? Hear from Prof. Susan Fainstein, Senior Research Fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, as she illustrates these debates with examples of actual planning projects.
Senior Research Fellow, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University
Susan S. Fainstein is a Senior Research Fellow in the Harvard Graduate School of Design; she joined the faculty in 2006 as a professor of urban planning and retired from teaching in 2012. Her book The Just City was published in 2010 by Cornell University Press. Among her other books are The City Builders: Property, Politics, and Planning in London and New York; Restructuring the City; and Urban Political Movements.
Her research interests include planning theory, urban theory, urban redevelopment, and comparative urban policy focusing on the United States, Europe, and East Asia. She received the Distinguished Educator Award of the Association of American Schools of Planning (ACSP), which recognises lifetime career achievement, the Davidoff Book Award of the ACSP, and has been a resident fellow at the Rockefeller Foundation Center for Scholars at Bellagio.
Professor Fainstein has been a professor of planning in the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University and of planning at Rutgers University. She has served as a consultant to various public organisations.
Last updated on 9 December, 2013