CAA in Asia, Singapore 2019 | The Future of Asian Cities

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Hilton Singapore

581 Orchard Rd

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The Columbia Alumni Association, in collaboration with the Columbia Alumni Association of Singapore, invites you to a panel discussion led by The Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP), faculty and fellow alumni and industry leaders in Urban Technology and Planning in 21st Century Asia.

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Today, around 55 percent of the world's population is thought to be living in an urban area or city, with that figure set to rise to 68 percent over the coming decades, according to the UN. And as the urban population has grown globally, the Asian continent has been home of the fastest growing cities in the world today.

In this panel, we invite our speakers to discuss how are Asian cities reshaping accepted knowledge about processes of urbanization and infrastructure. Speakers will address the social and technological aspects of this process and ask whether we have the appropriate frameworks to address issues associated with rapidly expanding cities in the 21st century.

Date & time:
Friday, June 14, 6 pm to 7:45 pm

Program:
​6:00 pm: Registration
6:30 pm: Event begins
7:45 pm: Taste of Singapore Dinner, Drinks Reception, and Networking (To buy tickets for dinner, please click HERE)

Speakers:
Weiping Wu, Professor of Urban Planning at Columbia GSAPP and Director of the M.S. Urban Planning program (Moderator)
Chingyu Yao, ’03SIPA - Director General of Secretariat at New Taipei City Government
Hui Min Chan, ’00GSAPP - Director at DP Architects
John Powers, ’13 GSAPP - Research Fellow at The Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities (TBC)
Ken Lee, ’07CC - Deputy Director (Research), Centre for Liveable Cities, Ministry of National Development of Singapore


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