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Disruption in Urban Planning Seminar

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Disruption in Urban Planning Seminar 20th Sept 2017

Seminar Topics:

1) What Planners Need To Know Beyond Planning: Pushing The Boundaries.

2) Disruption Presented By Economic Factors, Land Use Demands, Social Changes, And Information Technology.

3) Planning Now! Problems, Solutions, Trends And Fads.

8 CPD points will be awarded upon completion of seminar and Urban Planning Foundation Course Part 1 Module 1 and 2.


  • Ms Linda Low

  • Mr Peter Hyland

  • Mr Tan Cheng Siong

  • Mr Brian Jennett

Followed By Panel Discussion: All the above speakers.

Profiles of Speakers:

W. Paul Farmer


Mr. Farmer has had three careers in planning: a decade as an educator at Cornell University and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee as a founding faculty member of the graduate urban planning program; two decades in planning practice as Deputy Director of City Planning in Pittsburgh, Director of Planning in Minneapolis, and Executive Director of Planning & Development in Eugene, OR.; and, over thirteen years as CEO of the American Planning Association and its professional institute, the American Institute of Certified Planners. A visiting faculty member at the University of Oregon, Carnegie Mellon University, Georgia Institute of Technology, and the University of Pittsburgh, he has lectured widely, practiced and consulted on six continents, and written extensively.

He received his B.A. and B.Arch. at Rice University, where he was a William D. and Lucy Lawrence Haden Scholar in Architecture and a Baker Distinguished Student Fellow, and received his M.R.P. at Cornell University where he was a Richard King Mellon Fellow in Planning and a Lasker Fellow in Health Planning. His awards include a Progressive Architecture Award for Design Excellence, a National Endowment for the Arts Research Award, the Dale Prize for Excellence in Urban and Regional Planning, and the NYU-Poly Spirit of Innovation Award.

He was elected to membership in the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Certified Planners, and honored as a Life Member in the Royal Town Planning Institute, HON Membership in the American Society of Landscape Architects and HON Fellow of the Planning Institute of Australia. He is on the Advisory Board of the Institute for Urban Research at the University of Pennsylvania and practices planning globally.

Dr Linda Low, ASIP


Linda Low's academic areas of specialisation include public sector economics and public policy; public enterprises and privatisation; social security and retirement, including ageing; health economics; human resources development and manpower policies; international trade and regionalism; international political economy; development economics and macroeconomic public policies related to economies in Asia Pacific, Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

Apart from teaching in Singapore universities, she has also taught widely including graduate programmes in the Helsinki School of Economics, University of Limerick, University of Bristol and Ecole Nationale des Pontset Chaussees (Tokyo) and executive programmes for the University of Edinburgh. She is a resource person/guest lecturer for Singapore Civil Service College, Ong Teng Cheong Institute and others in the National Trade Union Congress (NTUC) Learning Hub and other ministries.
Her consultancy work and involvement in many projects and committees in public policy-making are for various ministries, statutory boards and private entities in Singapore. She served as a member in the CPF Board for two terms. Consultancy outside of Singapore include United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Economic & Social Commission for Asia & Pacific (ESCAP), ILO, Asian Development Bank (ADB), ASEAN Secretariat, Commonwealth Secretariat, UK Department of Education and Employment, Economic and Social Research Council of Great Britain and others.

Mr Peter Hyland, MPIA, ASIP


Peter Hyland is one of the Asia-Pacific’s most respected urban land-use strategists.He has led large multidisciplinary teams on projects including inner city renewal and new city developments, major port and airport master plans, and resort and shopping centre developments. Peter’s experience spans Australia, the Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Middle East. He has postgraduate qualifications in urban planning and economics.

Peter is passionate about helping cities and projects achieve great economic outcomes, to underpin the development of vibrant and successful places that benefit developers, users and residents. His ability to marry economic and planning considerations has made him a trusted advisor to major Australian private and public companies and all levels of government. Peter has led many projects to successful outcomes, including the Greater Springfield new city development in Queensland, which was recognised as the world’s best master planned community by FIABCI, the International Real Estate Federation, in 2010; the Urban Renewal Brisbane rejuvenation project; and a major transit-oriented development in North Ryde, Sydney.

Mr Tan Cheng Siong, FSIP


Tan Cheng Siong is an architect and planner and founder of the Archurban Group. He has 40 years of experience in urban planning, architecture and design. He designed Singapore’s first super high-rise apartment, the iconic Pearl Bank and Singapore’s first condominium, Pandan Valley. He introduced the concept of condominium housing into China in the mid-90s and continues to design pioneering landmarks. Mr Tan has been an advisor to the Shenzhen Planning Committee since 1986. He is also an Adjunct Professor and External Examiner for Architecture, National University of Singapore (NUS). In 2012, Mr Tan received the President’s Design Award for his exceptional achievements. Other honours include NUS Distinguished Alumni Award 1999 and the SIA Gold Medal 2013.

Mr. Brian Jennett, APA AICP MSIP


Brian is a past Director and SE Asia Regional Manager for AECOM’s Economics Group, based in Singapore. Mr. Jennett’s professional experience includes 18 years of experience in the fields of Architecture, Urban Planning, and Real Estate Consulting. A US licensed architect and registered city planner, he has held roles in all phases of planning and building projects, from public facilitation, to planning, programming, design, and project management.

Prior to joining AECOM, he was employed as a land planner/ real estate strategy consultant for a number of large-scale corporate, government, and institutional clients. In this role, he developed an acute awareness of the importance of economic and financial considerations behind development projects. His current job responsibilities are focused on market analysis, development strategy, land use programming, economic impact assessment, and financial feasibility. Mr. Jennett has extensive experience in the Asia region, having lived in Beijing, Hong Kong, Taipei, Kuala Lumpur, Hanoi, and Singapore. Brian is currently serving as an elected council member of the Singapore Institute of Planners. American Citizen, Singapore Permanent Resident. Experienced in Planning in Philippines.

Venue: 93 Toa Payoh Central. Toa Payoh Central Community Building. Theatrette at level 3. Singapore 319194


  • $100 for SIP members

  • $200 for non- members

  • Group tickets price available upon request.

Fees are inclusive of Urban Planners Foundation Course Module 1 and 2 and Disruption in Urban Planning Seminar. The same applies to for non-members.

The events are customized for participants to attend both UPFC Course Module 1 and 2 and Disruption in Urban Planning Seminar on the same day.

To qualify for the CPD points, participants are required to attend both UPFC Course Module 1 and 2 and Disruption in Urban Planning Seminar. Lunch is not provided and tea breaks are provided.

If you have other enquries, please email to carine@planning.org.sg or contact (65) 6251 5503 during office hours.

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