Bringing Town Planning to the Future

Calendar 21 June 2019
Time 3.30 pm – 5.00 pm. Registration from 3.00pm, seated by 3.30pm 
Location MND Auditorium, MND Annex A, 5 Maxwell Road Singapore 069110
Calendar Office Attire
rsvp Free event. RSVP required.
cpd 2 BOA-SIA CPD pts, 2 SILA CPD pts, 2 SIP CPD pts, 1 PEB PDU pts,

Seats are available on a first come, first served basis. Please be seated 10 minutes before lecture begins, after which we will open the venue to walk-in guests.


Lecture Poster (331 KB)


The city of Freiburg, Germany is widely considered as one of the shining example of sustainability in Europe with its eco-housing, car-free streets with over more than 400km of cycle paths, and socially conscious residents. Starting earlier than most cities in 1970s, Freiburg has tackled energy and climate change, transport and land use, urban liveability, safety and democratic issues in an integrated approach  Professor Daseking, a key figure in shaping Freiburg will give a lecture on planning for ecological and sustainable towns. The focus of the lecture will be on planning strategies to facilitate planning and development of towns that are oriented towards public transportation, decentralised urban development and cities of short distances.

About the Speakers

Prof Wulf Daseking

Professor, University of Freiburg, Germany
Assistant Professor, Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL

Professor Wulf Daseking has over 30 years of experience in city planning and urban development and is an internationally renowned figure recognised for shaping the City of Freiburg to its current status as Germany’s ecological capital. In 2010, Freiburg was awarded “European City of the Year” by the Academy of Urbanism (London) for its consequent Town Planning concept. Prof Daseking is a strong advocate for development of dense, heterogeneous cities, urban development that is oriented towards public transportation, decentralised urban development and cities of short distances that enjoy social equilibrium and differentiated citizen participation. 

Wong Mun Summ

Founding Director, WOHA Architects

Wong Mun Summ is the co-Founding Director of WOHA, an international award-winning architectural practice based in Singapore. He is a Professor in Practice at the National University of Singapore at the Department of Architecture, School of Design & Environment. He sits on the Nominating Committee of the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize and other design advisory panels in Singapore.