Placemaking for Place Management Professionals

Course Reference No: 
TGS-2020513261 (Classroom Learning)
TGS-2021002204 (Sychronous e-Learning)

Course Objectives

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.

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


Day 1
  • 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
Day 2
  • Learning Journey
  • Development Stages of Place Management and Bids
  • Due Diligence
  • Financial Analysis
  • Event Programming
  • Design Development
Day 3
  • Learning Journey
  • 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

On-campus or Online (Live) 


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.


10 to 12 January 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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05 March 2023