To register for the complimentary panel discussion ONLY (dinner not included), please click HERE.
The Columbia Alumni Association, in collaboration with the Columbia Alumni Association of Singapore, invites you to a panel discussion led by Professor Weiping Wu, Director of the Urban Planning Program at Columbia's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP), fellow alumni and industry leaders in Urban Technology and Planning in 21st Century Asia.
The reception will also honor the visit of Donna MacPhee '89CC, P: '17CC, President of the Columbia Alumni Association and Vice President for Alumni Relations as she visits Singapore and shares university updates with local alumni. You will also be able to meet and network with leaders from CAA clubs throughout Asia and enjoy a Singaporean dinner buffet catered by the Hilton and sample food, cocktails, and wine from Columbia-owned restaurants and bars in Singapore.
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. As the urban population has grown globally, the Asian continent has been home to the fastest growing cities in the world today.
In this panel, we invite our speakers to discuss how Asian cities are 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, 6pm to 9:30pm
Location: Hilton Singapore: 581 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238883
6:30pm: Panel discussion begins
7:45pm: Taste of Singapore Dinner, Drinks Reception, and Networking
Panel discussion - free (please click HERE to register for the panel discussion only).
Buffet dinner - $40 for CAA Singapore members; $50 for non-members who are Columbia alumni; $70 for guests.
Weiping Wu, Professor of Urban Planning and Director of the Urban Planning program at Columbia GSAPP;
Chingyu Yao, ’03SIPA - Director General of Secretariat at New Taipei City Government;
Hui Min Chan, ’00GSAPP - Director at DP Architects;
John Powers, ’13GSAPP - 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.