The course provides useful insights on the concept of 'placemaking': its variants, historical evolution, typologies as well as case studies of successful examples and also challenging cases from the Asia-Pacific including Singapore's journey. Classroom instructions, group discussions and site visits will ensure that placemaking agents, place management professionals and urban planners will find the course useful. This includes practical aspects like community engagement, partnerships, sustainable business models, creative and strategic approaches, and tools.
This course aims to:
- Train local practicing place managers who undertake responsibilities in placemaking related fields to bridge the current gap of lack of placemaking professionals in industry.
- Introduce participants to software programs and applications applicable to place making.
At the end of the course, participants will gain:
- Conceptual understanding of placemaking and the different areas that can help enhance the placemaking skillsets.
- Practical skills and expertise in the practice of place management.
- Understanding of how a place making precinct is applied through a case study.
- Basic understanding of cost-benefit analysis.
- Understanding of initiatives which are relevant and make an impact to the precinct.
- Fundamental Concepts of Placemaking and Place Management
- Overview of History, Scope and Trends
- Overall Integration of these Knowledge Areas and the Management of Externalities
- Underpinning Principles on Sustainable Community Engagement and Stakeholder Perspectives
- Strategies, Outsourcing, Performance Management and Safety
- Resources and Procurement
- Learning Journey: Singapore River One
- Development Stages of Place Management and Bids
- Due Diligence
- Financial Analysis
- Event Programming
- Design Development
- Learning Journey: Paya Lebar Quarter
- Placemaking and Digital Integration
- How Technology is Used to Accomplish a Variety of Goals
- Brief Introduction to Software Programs and Applications Applicable to Placemaking
An undergraduate degree in any domain.
Who Should Attend
Placemaking agents, place management professionals and urban planners in both public agencies & private corporations.
Mode of Training
A/Prof T.C. Chang
T.C. Chang is a tourism geographer by training, and has research interests in urban, social-cultural and tourism geographies. His research interests include Southeast Asian tourism, vernacular architecture and heritage, arts, culture and creativity in Asian cities.
He received his PhD from McGill University (Montreal, Canada) in 1997 and became an Associate Professor at NUS in 2003. A/P Chang was Deputy Head of the Department of Geography in 2006-2007; Assistant Dean (Alumni and External Relations, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, NUS) in 2008-2010; and currently Vice Dean (External Relations and Student Life, June 2010-December 2015). He was awarded the NUS Outstanding Educator Award 2006 and the Annual Teaching Excellence Award 2008.
A/Prof Daniel Wong Hwee Boon
Daniel Wong Hwee Boon is a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers, Associate Member of the Australian Institute of Building (Royal Chartered) and a Registered Professional Quantity Surveyor (M1140). He is also the Deputy Head (Admin & Finance) in the Department of Building at NUS, Chairman of the Department Safety & Health Committee, and Building Estate Management Alumni (BEMA) Representative at NUS. A/P Wong's research interests are in the areas of SMART Facilities Management, Strategic Facilities Management, FM Contracts and Management Information System (MIS).
During his career in the private sector, A/P Wong worked on projects such as a 117 hectare sea reclaimed premier waterfront resort/ commercial/retail/hotel/residential mix development in Singapore, an 80 acres desert converted commercial/retail/hotel/residential mix mega development in United Arab Emirates and a 500 hectare international industrial park in Vietnam. He is the recipient of the PAQS Service Excellence Award and the SPRING Excellent Service Gold Award.