Youth Programme: Urban Planning and Architectural Design




This short programme introduces various thematic design concepts in urban landscape planning. Using real-world case studies, the programme demonstrates both challenges and opportunities of future urban design and development. The programme will cover the following topics:

• Planning for Liveability and Competitiveness
• Garden City and Sustainable Development
• Business Tourism and Hotel Design
• New Town Planning, Design and Management
• Conserving the Built Environment

By the end of the programme, students are expected to demonstrate thorough integration of all major urban design considerations as taught in the program and be inclusive of relevant broader planning knowledge in the final project presentation.



Youth Programme Welcome by Dean
Law PP Class
Welcome message from Dean of NUS SCALE Tutorials conducted over Zoom


Undergraduate Year 2 – 3 students from landscape design, architecture and related major.


Undergraduate students from related major


18 hours of Synchronous sessions including, tutorials and a final project presentation


  • Quiz, debate and round table discussion to conclude the course contents.
 NUS SCALE Youth Online Programme_Urban planning and architectural design_Prof Tan Shee Tiong

Adj Assoc Prof Tan Shee Tiong
Department of Architecture, School of Design and Environment
National University Of Singapore

Prof Tan has over 40 years of experience as practicing urban planner and architect in Singapore, China, England and the Middle East. Projects include architectural design, building supervision and project management, regional plans, city concept plans, environmental and ecological plans, conservation and rejuvenation plans, and urban design. Several international urban design and architectural competitions were won for projects in China. He is a Chartered Architect and Chartered Town Planner and trainer for over 100 delegations of government and party officials from China on urban planning and management in Singapore.

Prof. Tan was elected the President of the Singapore Institute of Planners (2001-2003). He is the President and CEO of Interactive Architects Planners from 2004 and was a Global Director of Planning and Design for SCP Consultants (Singapore & China). He is a Senior Consultant of Smart Development Consultancy International since 2017 and currently an adjunct associate professor for NUS Master of Architecture, Master of Arts (Urban Design) and Master of Urban Planning programs

Prof. Tan was a recipient of the First Singapore Board of Architects Travelling Scholarship for undergraduates in 1970. In 2015, he was conferred the Singapore Design Golden Jubilee Award by the Singapore Government, and the Singapore Planning Pioneers Award by the Singapore Institute of Planners.



Successful participants who complete all requirements of the programme including passing the assessment will receive a certificate of completion issued by NUS SCALE.
A sample of the certificate of completion can be found here: 

Participants from the project team with the highest score for the group project will also receive a commendation letter. A sample is shown below:
Sample Online Commendation Letter


Group Sign-up:
15 January to 27 February 2022
in collaboration with Looker Education Group

For programme enquiries, please fill the form here.

13 January 2022