Placemaking Design Thinking

Course Reference No: TGS-2022011447

This course is part of the Professional Development in Placemaking. Click here to find out more about the Professional Development in Placemaking.

Course Objectives

Participants will apply how to build up contents (especially soft ones) for their Placemaking projects, creating places that will have soul and identity, and are rich in meaning, relevance, and deeply rooted in historical contextualism (this is important for luring tourists) yet contemporary in their expressions.

The course will also seek to inspire participants to begin to expand themselves to become multi- disciplinarians. The multi- disciplinarians are the best problem-solvers, innovators and leaders, as they are able to cut across disciplines and bridge the trenches between the boundaries of disciplines. They will be the best Placemakers, having the capability and capacity to grow others, and lead them forward.

After attending the course, participants will be able:

  • to  understand and define the nature of real-life problems taking into account the VUCA world.
  • to  understand briefly the history on knowledge classification to allow participants to see the limitations and dangers of swift reduction of Placemaking projects leading to narrow apparent domains in search of a solution.
  • to apply the multi-disciplinary approach holistically and adequately to address the issues and complexities of Placemaking.

Who Should Attend

Placemaking agents, place management professionals and urban planners/developers/consultants in both public agencies & private corporations.


Degree or Advance Diploma in any discipline.

Mode of Training



The Board of Architects (BOA) – Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA) is an accredited provider for Professional Development in Placemaking for SIA members. 

Participants are required to meet the terms and conditions in order to qualify for the CPD points. .  



Associate Professor 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.


  • 12 to 14 July 2023
  • 28 Feb to 1 March 2024


3 Days
9.00am to 5.30pm


National University of Singapore
University Town

International Participants


Incl. GST

Singapore Citizens
(39 yrs old or younger) 


Singapore PRs

S$  1,020.60

Incl. GST

Singapore Citizens
(40 yrs or older)


Incl. GST

Enhanced Training Support for SMEs


Incl. GST

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A guide to our online registration portal can be found here.

Fees & Fundings

Singapore Citizen1
39 years old or younger
Singapore Citizen1
40 years or older eligible for MCES2
Singapore PRs Enhanced Training
Support for SMEs3
Full Programme Fee S$3,150.00 S$3,150.00 S$3,150.00 S$3,150.00 S$3,150.00
SSG Funding
(Refer to Funding Page for Claim Period)
- (S$2,205.00) (S$2,205.00) (S$2,205.00) (S$2,205.00)
Nett Programme Fee S$3,150.00 S$945.00 S$945.00 S$945.00 S$945.00
8% GST on Nett
Programme Fee
S$252.00 S$75.60 S$75.60 S$75.60  S$75.60
Total Nett Programme
Fee Payable, Incl. GST
S$3,402.00 S$1,020.60 S$1,020.60 S$1,020.60 S$1,020.60
Less Additional Funding if Eligible Under Various Scheme - - (S$630.00) - (S$630.00)
Total Nett Programme Fee, Incl. GST,
after additional funding from the various funding schemes
S$3,402.00 S$1,020.60  S$390.60 S$1,020.60

Singapore Citizens or Singapore PRs eligible for the SSG grant must attain at least 75% training attendance and passed all prescribed assessments.

  1. All self-sponsored Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit to pay for the programme. Visit to select the programme. 
  2. Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES) - Singaporeans aged 40 and above may enjoy subsidies up to 90% of the programme fee. 
  3. Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS) - SME-sponsored employees (Singaporean Citizens and PRs) may enjoy subsidies up to 90% of the programme fee. Click Here for more information. 
  4. Eligible organisations (excluding government entities) may apply for the absentee payroll funding for Singaporean/permanent resident participants attending the programme during working hours. The absentee payroll funding is computed at 80% of hourly basic salary capped at $4.50 per hour or $7.50 per hour for SME. For more information, visit Enterprise Portal for Jobs & Skills
  5. Eligible individuals may apply for training allowance capped at $6/hr under the WSS scheme, visit- WSG for more information..
  6. NTUC Training Fund (SEPs) – All self-employed (i.e. freelancers and sole-proprietors-with-no-employee) Singaporeans and Permanent Residents are eligible to apply for the NTUC Training Fund (SEPs) from NTUC’s Employment and Employability Institute (e2i). Click here for more information.

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18 April 2023