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Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

Inclusive Citymaking

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About the course

In today’s world, lines are blurring as companies create business empires without borders, and countries become international brands. Companies, countries, communities and cities are working together to cope with and adapt to the new connected world, even as they strive to deliver value, wealth, wellbeing, and prosperity for their stakeholders

The Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore, in partnership with Mirabilis Advisory, offers a 4-day executive programme that serves to seed progressive, long-term thinking on city planning and development. Participants will interact with leading experts from around the world in exploring innovations and strategies for tapping the power of stakeholders from all walks of life to foster urban excellence.

This interactive course also offers hands-on learning, allowing participants to leverage what they learn to construct a model city.

PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES The programme focuses on the exploration and understanding of cities from a practitioner’s perspective, taking into consideration the spirit and ‘heart-ware’ of a city. Topics have been carefully curated to emphasise city-making as an idea, discipline, and practice, and include:

  • Positioning Cities
  • Cities and the Shared Econony
  • The Future of Cities, Cities of the Future
  • Cities as Products: Marketing and Promotion Strategies
  • Whose City is it Anyway: Governance and Management
  • Global Cities – Challenges and Opportunities
  • Place-making in Cities
  • Building Attractive CBDs and Downtowns
  • Urban Regeneration Strategies for Revitalising Cities
  • and Towns

Who should attend

  • ASEAN and South Asian mid to senior level administrators, leaders, and practitioners engaged with the management of complex urban transformation programmes
  • Senior executives and entrepreneurs from the private sector, particularly from companies that are involved in doing business with cities.
  • Journalists, writers, and social entrepreneurs interested in urban innovation and change.

Trust the experts

Paul Barter

Dr Paul Barter is an Adjunct Professor in the LKY School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore (NUS) where he teaches on infrastructure policy, urban policy and transport policy. His published research has focused on various dimensions of the interactions between urban transpor...


Peter Hyland

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 sp...


Anupam Yog

Anupam is a creative urban strategist and placemaking professional with nearly two decades of experience across the public, private and social sectors. Adept at building global networks across cities, regions and sectors, an avid community organiser, he is passionate about urban innovation and r...


Fiona Waters

Fiona is a Cambridge economist with a wealth of economic consulting experience, covering more than 20 years and 20 countries. Fiona set up Waters Economics in 2012 to provide independent consulting advice to both public and private sector clients, applying economics to land development, strategic...


James Tuma

James leads the design practice for Urbis as well as sitting on the Board of Urbis. With over 20 years of experience spanning Australia, Asia, Europe and the Middle East James has led a significant number of nationally and internationally recognised integrated development and master planning proj...


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