Creating Liveable Cities through “Car-Lite” Urban Mobility Launch

28 Nov 2016 | 3:00pm - 5:00pm | MND Auditiorium
Networking & Registration from 3:00 pm  
Free Admission Prior registration required here


Synopsis

Since the early days, Singapore’s approach to urban mobility has aimed to strike a balance between the needs of the people with economic growth and a sustainable environment. Moving forward, Singapore is focusing on achieving a ‘car-lite’ future to ensure greater sustainability in urban development. Based on the new book co-published by the Centre for Liveable Cities and the Urban Land Institute, “Creating Liveable Cities through ‘Car-lite’ Urban Mobility“, the lecture will discuss current challenges in reducing car reliance, enablers such as new mobility options and the roles that public, private and people sectors can each play in shaping this future. The panel will also share personal experiences in building up advocates for a car-lite environment and the business viability of ‘car-lite’ developments.


Speakers 

Kenneth Wong

Director, Local Planning
Land Transport Authority (LTA) 

Mr Wong has more than 10 years of experience in the development of Singapore’s land transport system as a transport planner. He was previously the Deputy Director of Policy where he contributed towards land transport policy formulation in the 2008 Land Transport Master Plan. Mr Wong has led many LTA planning teams in the development of Singapore’s long term and medium term transport infrastructure plans and has conducted various feasibility studies for road and rail projects; one of which is Singapore’s 9th expressway, the 12 km Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway.

Mizah Rahman

Director, Co-Founder
Participate in Design (P!D)

Mizah is a designer and community organizer who is a strong advocate for a participatory and community-centric approach in the design and planning of cities and neighbourhoods. Mizah’s portfolio of participatory-based works has expanded to include neighbourhood planning, public space design, and community art installations; working in partnership with grassroots organisations, educational institutions, civic groups and government agencies. She is currently an Associate Lecturer at Ngee Ann Polytechnic, School of Design and Environment.

Scott Dunn

Vice President, AECOM and
Past Council Chair, Urban Land Institute Singapore (ULI)

Mr Dunn directs multidisciplinary teams on the design of mixed-use new communities and high-density master plan developments across Asia, including customizing a sustainability assessment framework tool for Jurong Lake District and the Marina Bay Greater Southern Waterfront district in Singapore, as well as leading the River of Life transformation project in Kuala Lumpur. Mr Dunn’s papers, advocating sustainable land development and high dense urban environmental design, have been published in several local and international design magazines and he is highly regarded as a thought leader in the planning community.

Chou Mei

Group Director, Conservation and Urban Design
Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA)

Ms Chou has been with URA since 2000 and has been involved in the planning and shaping of Singapore’s city centre. Her portfolio in recent years has included driving and overseeing various projects in the city centre via the integration of land use, urban design and conservation. She received her training in Architecture at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London.

Markham Shaw

Chairman
Orchard Road Business Association (ORBA)

Mark is the Chairman of ORBA, an organisation that seeks to enhance and improve the business environment of Orchard Road, one of the world’s most acclaimed shopping, dining and entertainment precincts. He is also the Executive Vice President of The Shaw Organisation Group of Companies. With his engineering background, Mark is actively involved in the Group’s real estate development and theatre operations.

Moderator 

Dr Limin Hee

Director, Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC)

At CLC, Dr Hee has oversight of the Centre’s research strategies, initiatives and collaborations. Previously, she led the Urban Studies Research and Teaching Group, and was a Principal Investigator at the Centre for Sustainable Asian Cities at the National University of Singapore. Dr Hee was also a co-founder of Transurban, a Research and Design group focused on Eco-Architecture and Urbanism at Harvard University Graduate School of Design. As an Architect, Dr Hee had completed several public projects in Singapore and received several commendations and awards for her work.