Resilience, Beauty and Common Sense: Dense Urban Landscapes in Turbulent Times

Calendar 16 April 2019
Time 4.00 pm – 5.30 pm. Registration from 3.30pm, seated by 4.00pm 
Location  MND Auditorium, MND Annex A, 5 Maxwell Road Singapore 069110
cpd 2 SILA CPD pts, 2 SIP CPD pts, 1 PDU (PEB), 2PDU (QECP), 2 PDU (ABC WP) 


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Lecture Slides by Mr Dreiseitl (9.13MB)

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We live in turbulent times. Cities face climate change and extreme weather events, growing mental health issues, and inter-generational or inter-ethnic conflicts. Studies suggest Blue-Green sensitive design can help to address social and environmental challenges. But the pursuit of quick returns makes it difficult for designers to persuade their stakeholders and partners to value such landscapes in dense cities. Besides relying on regulations, how can we transcend conventional, short-term approaches to use common sense and prioritise qualities like resilience and beauty?

In this lecture, renowned designer Herbert Dreiseitl - most famous in Singapore for his involvement in the Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park - shares successful international case studies to explore how we can nurture liveable, regenerative cities in times of social and environmental challenges.

About the Speakers


Herbert Dreiseitl
Artist, Landscape Architect, Urban Designer for Regenerative Water Sensitive Cities.
Founder of Atelier Dreiseitl and Ramboll’s Liveable Cities Lab. Today Professor in Praxis and Independent as “Herbert Dreiseitl Consulting”


Herbert Dreiseitl is an urban designer, landscape architect, water artist, interdisciplinary planner and Professor in Praxis. He is a internationally highly respected expert with a special hallmark on the inspiring and innovative use of water to solve urban environmental challenges, connecting technology with aesthetics, encouraging people to take care and ownership for places. He has realized ground breaking contemporary projects in the fields of climate resiliency, stormwater management, urban planning and landscape architecture like Berlin Potsdamer Platz with Renzo Piano, Tanner Springs Park Portland OR USA, or Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park in Singapore. He lectures worldwide and has authored many publications including several editions of Waterscapes, Planning, Building and Designing with Water. 


Wong Mun Summ
Founding Director, WOHA Architects


Wong Mun Summ is the co-Founding Director of WOHA. He graduated with Honours from NUS in 1989. He is a board member of the National Environment Agency, a member of the Design Advisory Committee of the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), and a Nominating Committee member of the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize. He also serves on the BuildSG Advisory Committee and Tripartite Committee as a member.