Conversation 4: Development of Urban Design | Four Conversations

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How can urban design for public spaces be reinvented against the backdrop of a pandemic and how will it affect the community?

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How can urban design for public spaces be reinvented against the backdrop of a pandemic and how will it affect the community?

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  • Dr Silvia Tavares, Lecturer and Researcher, University of the Sunshine Coast (Australia)
  • Chintan Raveshia, Cities Planning and Design Leader, Arup Southeast Asia (Singapore)

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Tracey Hwang, Director, Urban Design, Urban Redevelopment Authority (Singapore)

Dr Silvia Tavares is an urban designer with a background in architecture, urbanism, and building and city science. She has 15 years of experience as a researcher in institutions in Australia, New Zealand, Germany and Brazil. She is currently a member of research groups in Brazil and Australia, and is part of research teams with colleagues from the Netherlands, US, Ecuador, Singapore, Belgium and Kenya.

Chintan Raveshia leads the Cities Planning + Design team for Arup Southeast Asia and is responsible for ensuring technical excellence in his role as the Australasia Masterplanning Skills Leader. He has proven experience in masterplanning precincts and mixed-use developments, smart cities, transport and tourism strategies, urban regeneration, and designing successful transit-oriented developments.

Tracey Hwang is the Director for Urban Design in the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA). Tracey received her training at the School of Architecture, National University of Singapore, and subsequently obtained her qualification as a professional architect. She began her career in architecture with the Housing Development Board before joining the Urban Redevelopment Authority in 2007. Her portfolio in recent years has focused on planning and urban design primarily for the north and west of Singapore. She is also currently spearheading URA’s Public Space Programme, which is part of URA’s efforts to engage the community in creating delightful public spaces.

If you’re interested in the other 3 sessions, please click here for more info.

• Future of Work

• Living with the Pandemic

• Changes in the Arts Scene

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New Thinking for the New World

2020 has accelerated transformation throughout the world, affecting many facets of our lives. Join our local and international speakers as they break down these changes on the future of work, our well-being, the arts scene and development of urban design. Join the conversations to understand and explore new possibilities.

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