A City in Blue and Green

Calendar 4 Jun 2020
Time 7.00 pm – 7.40 pm, GMT+8 
Location Zoom
cpdPending: BOA-SIA, SILA, SIP and PEB CPD Pts  

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Throughout its nation-building journey, Singapore’s efforts to manage water resources, protect natural landscapes, and cultivate vegetation have been crucial elements underpinning the city’s liveability. Ranging from infrastructure systems to social history, Professor Peter G. Rowe will share how these unique strategies and effective practices have transformed the city into a “clean and green” powerhouse, and how this puts the city in good stead to respond to disruptions resulting from climate change.


About the Speakers


Prof. Peter G. Rowe

Raymond Garbe Professor of Architecture and Urban Design, Harvard University
Distinguished Service Professor, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University

Prof. Rowe served as Dean of the Graduate School of Design at Harvard from 1992 to 2004 and was Chairman of the Urban Planning and Design Department from 1988 until 1992, and Director of the Urban Design programs from 1985 until 1990. Prior to Harvard, Rowe served as Director, School of Architecture at Rice University. Rowe has extensive research and consulting experience on subjects ranging from cultural interpretation and design to the relationship of urban form to issues of economic development, historic conservation, housing provision and resource sustainability. He has served as an advisor to cities like Beijing, Incheon and Barcelona on matters of urban design and planning.


Dr Limin Hee

Centre for Liveable Cities

Dr Limin Hee is the Director of Research at Singapore’s Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC), a nexus and knowledge centre for liveable and sustainable cities, where she focuses on research strategies, content development and international collaborations. CLC research is premised on a deep understanding of urban systems and how to derive integrated solutions for cities. She played similar leading research roles at the National University of Singapore School of Design and Environment, as well as at the Centre for Sustainable Asian Cities and the Asia Research Institute.


Dinesh Naidu
Deputy Director
Centre for Liveable Cities

A Deputy Director at the Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC), Dinesh Naidu leads teams responsible for curating and delivering CLC’s World Cities Summit, lecture series, magazines and digital platforms. Prior to joining CLC, Dinesh was a researcher-writer and activist in the field of architecture and urban heritage. His past roles include Executive Secretary of the Singapore Heritage Society and Deputy Editor of Singapore Architect magazine. Dinesh has been published in several journals and books, served on various public committees, and been interviewed in media like the International Herald Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, Wallpaper, Business Times and Channel News Asia.

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