7 – 8 September 2017 | HDB Hub @ Toa Payoh | Singapore
About International Housing Forum 2017

The International Housing Forum (IHF 2017) is a two-day event that focuses on the theme of ‘Sustainable Planning, Inclusive Communities’. The Forum will discuss ways to advance the United Nations’ New Urban Agenda through policy, planning, design and technological interventions.

Why you should attend
  • Connect with prominent leaders and decision makers
  • Draw insights from case studies to address housing and planning challenges
  • Engage in collaborative discussions on urban solutions with experts from various disciplines
  • Obtain accreditation from institutes/professional bodies: BOA-SIA (4 Points) / SIP (9 Points) / SILA (Forum: 6 Points, Site Visits: 2 Points) / PEB (8 Points)
Who should attend
  • Professionals in planning, housing and related fields
  • Government officials and policy makers
  • Property developers and consultants
  • Solution providers of smart technology and sustainable development
  • Academics and researchers
  • Other stakeholders interested in improving the urban environment


  • Day 1: 7 September 2017
    8.30am – 7.30pm
  • Day 2: 8 September 2017
    9.30am – 8.30pm
Welcome by Mr Lawrence Wong
Minister for National Development & Second Minister for Finance
Opening by Dr Cheong Koon Hean
Chief Executive Officer, Housing & Development Board
Housing Policies, Governance & Finance
Dr Eugénie L. Birch – Keynote
Nussdorf Professor of Urban Research, University of Pennsylvania
Tea Break
Mrs Dao Harrison
Senior Housing Specialist, The World Bank, Singapore
Mr Peter Hyland
Regional Director, Cistri
Panel Discussion
Networking Lunch
Planning & Design of Liveable Cities
Dr Philipp Rode – Keynote
Executive Director, LSE Cities
Dr Orna Rosenfeld
Senior Housing Expert, UNECE (Switzerland) & Sciences Po (France)
Mr Scott Dunn
Vice President, Strategy & Growth, Southeast Asia, AECOM Singapore
Panel Discussion
Tea Break
Resilient & Inclusive Communities
Prof David Chan – Keynote
Director, Behavioural Sciences Institute, Singapore Management University
Mr Bob Perry
Chairman, Place Leaders Asia Pacific
Ms Somsook Boonyabancha
Chairperson,  Asian Coalition for Housing Rights
Prof Mack Joong Choi
Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Seoul National University
Panel Discussion
Networking Reception
Sustainable Development & Smart Technology
Ms Jacqueline Poh – Keynote
Chief Executive, Government Technology Agency
Dr Iva Bojic
Senior Postdoctoral Associate, Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology
Tea Break
Mr Tan Szue Hann
Head, Sustainability, Surbana Jurong
Speaker – To be confirmed
Networking Lunch
Site Visits

  • Toa Payoh Town – Discover the charm of the HDB heartland, learn more about its heritage and visit galleries
  • Punggol Town – Explore HDB’s first eco and sustainable town through a walking or cycling tour
Dine along MyWaterway@Punggol

Event Speakers

Chief Executive Officer
Housing & Development Board
Nussdorf Professor of Urban Research
University Of Pennsylvania
Senior Housing Specialist
The World Bank, Singapore
Regional Director
Executive Director
LSE Cities
Senior Housing Expert
UNECE (Switzerland) & Sciences Po (France)
Vice President, Strategy & Growth, Southeast Asia
AECOM Singapore
Professor of Psychology and Director, Behavioural Sciences Institute
Singapore Management University
Asian Coalition for Housing Rights
Place Leaders Asia Pacific
Graduate School of Environmental Studies
Seoul National University
Chief Executive
Government Technology Agency
Senior Postdoctoral Associate
Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology
Head, Sustainability
Surbana Jurong

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