• Day 1: 7 September 2017
    8.30am – 7.30pm
  • Day 2: 8 September 2017
    9.30am – 8.30pm
8.30am Registration
9.35am Welcome by Mr Lawrence Wong
Minister for National Development & Second Minister for Finance
  Towards Sustainable Cities and Communities: The Road to Housing a Nation
Opening by Dr Cheong Koon Hean
Chief Executive Officer, Housing & Development Board
  Signing Ceremonies
1. The New Urban Kampung Research Programme with SUTD
2. Smart Integrated Construction Research Programme with NTU
10.45am Tea Break
  Housing Policies, Governance & Finance
11.10am Price of Liveability: Housing Cost and Affordability in the Global North
Dr Orna Rosenfeld
Senior Housing Expert, UNECE (Switzerland) & Sciences Po (France)
  The Global Experience in Affordable Housing Provision: Have We Learned Nothing and Forgotten Nothing?
Mrs Dao Harrison
Senior Housing Specialist, The World Bank, Singapore
  Key Trends and Influences on Housing Markets in the Developed World: Roles of the Government and Private Sectors
Mr Peter Hyland
Regional Director, Cistri
  Panel Discussion with Ms Anette Galskjøt
12.40pm Networking Lunch
  Planning & Design of Liveable Cities
1.45pm Efficiency by Design: Urban Growth, Housing and Transport
Dr Philipp Rode – Keynote
Executive Director, LSE Cities
  Creating and Sustaining Thriving Public Places: Investing in People, Place & Ecology
Mr Scott Dunn
Vice President, Strategy & Growth, Southeast Asia, AECOM Singapore
  Building Liveable Homes
Ms Ada Fung
Deputy Director of Housing (Development & Construction), Hong Kong Housing Authority
  Panel Discussion with Ms Evlyn Cheong
3.25pm Tea Break
  Resilient & Inclusive Communities
3.50pm Enhancing Quality of Life and Building Communities through Public Housing: Contributions from Social and Behavioural Sciences
Prof David Chan – Keynote
Director, Behavioural Sciences Institute, Singapore Management University
  Place-by-Place Social Resilience through Urban Design
Mr Bob Perry
Chairman, Place Leaders Asia Pacific
  Community Driven Housing Initiatives: Building Resilient Communities and Overcoming Housing Problems in Asian Cities
Ms Somsook Boonyabancha
Chairperson,  Asian Coalition for Housing Rights
  Building Inclusive Cities and Resilient Communities: Lessons from Seoul, Korea
Prof Mack Joong Choi
Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Seoul National University
  Panel Discussion with Mdm Khairiah Talha
5.50pm Networking Reception
9.00am Registration
  Sustainable Development & Smart Technology
9.30am Sustainable Development and Smart Nation
Ms Jacqueline Poh – Keynote
Chief Executive, Government Technology Agency
  An Architecture that Senses and Responds
Mr Saverio Panata
Chief Operating Officer, Carlo Ratti Associati
10.20am Tea Break
10.50am Value Addition in Developments through Sustainable and Smart Innovation
Mr Tan Szue Hann
Head, Sustainability, Surbana Jurong
  A Tale of Two Cities: From the Slums and the Wealth of Bonifacio Global City to Breaking Gates of Segregation in Clark Green City
Mr Arnel Casanova
Chief Development Officer, AECOM (Philippines)
  Panel Discussion with Mr Khoo Teng Chye
12.00pm Networking Lunch
1.30pm 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
6.45pm Dine along MyWaterway@Punggol