Highly Interactive Innovation District Competition

2019, Ho Chi Minh City People Committee

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The symbols of Sai Gon

2018, Phan Book | Multiple Authors

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50 Years of Urban Planning in Singapore

2016, World Scientific | Editor: Heng Chye Kiang

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50 Years of Urban Planning in Singapore is an accessible and comprehensive volume on Singapore’s planning approach to urbanization.Organized into three parts, the first section of the volume, ‘Paradigms, Policies, and Processes’,provides an overview of the ideologies and strategies underpinning urban planning in Singapore; the second section, ‘The Built Environment as a Sum of Parts’, delves into the key land use sectors of Singapore’s urban planning system; and the third section, ‘Urban Complexities and Creative Solutions’, examines the challenges and considerations of planning for the Singapore of tomorrow. The volume brings together the diverse perspectives of practitioners and academics in the professional and research fields of planning, architecture, urbanism, and city-making.Professor Heng Chye Kiang- enCity’s Senior Advisor is the Editor and co-author of 2 articles:Shaping Singapore’s Cityscape Through Urban Design (Goh Hup Chor & Heng Chye Kiang)Towards Greater Sustainability and Liveability in an Urban Age (Heng Chye Kiang and Yeo Su-Jan)

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The Grand Projet

2019, Nai010 Publishers | Multiple Authors

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Urban Megaprojects – here referred to as Grands Projets – are increasing in number all over the world. They have become major drivers for urban intensification and manifestations of the larger economic and political agenda of their city. As such, Grands Projets offer a productive moment to investigate current urban trends in a globally connected form of concentrated urbanisation. This book looks into the adaptive and inclusive capacities that urban megaprojects can offer to shape our contemporary cities. Featuring eight unique case studies: Marunouchi Tokyo, Lujiazui Shanghai, West Kowloon Hong Kong, Marina Bay Singapore, HafenCity Hamburg, La Défense Paris, [email protected] Barcelona and King’s Cross London.

The book includes two chapters of our senior associate, Pablo Acebillo; His first chapter analyses the well-renowned [email protected] Innovation District in Barcelona, concluding that both the ad-hoc management structure as well as the incentive program and co-finance mechanisms between public and private stakeholders led to an organic and adaptive implementation. His second chapter dives into the role of urban catalysts in large scale developments, arguing that an efficient public-private partnership between actors is contingent for urban catalysts to act as anchors for urban development.

The book was edited by Kees Christiaanse, Anna Gasco and Naomi Hanakata and published by Nai010 Publishers in 2019.

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Singapore Chronicles: Urban Planning

2018, Straits Times Press | Heng Chye Kiang, Yeo Su-Jan

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Singapore is a modern and global island-state, internationally recognised as one of the most liveable cities in the world.  Since its independence, Singapore’s journey towards its present-day urban landscape has been characterised by the political will to tackle pressing priorities together with bold professional initiatives in land planning. This book examines the significant role that land planning plays in Singapore’s physical transformation and economic development, while also exploring future challenges in the light of demographic changes, technological advances and environmental pressures. These complexities will require more flexible and innovative land use policies and strategies to shape Singapore in the next 50 years.

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Cities of Aristocrats and Bureaucrats: The Development of Medieval Chinese Cityscapes

1999, NUS Press | Heng Chye Kiang

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  The emergence of the open city during the 11th century is one of the most dramatic and important changes in Chinese urban history.  While the Sui and the early Tang city was controlled and highly disciplined with restricted commercial activity, the late Northern Song city filled with pluralistic streets active round the clock became a new urban paradigm. These cities reflect the respective societies that gave rise to them – one rooted in a strong aristocratic power with a highly hierarchical social structure, and the other shaped by a pluralistic, mercantile society managed by pragmatic professional bureaucrats. This book provides an in-depth account of the process of transformation from the curfewed city of the Tang period to the open city of the Song. It analyses the multidimensional factors that gradually led to the development of an urban culture which in turn helped cement the trend towards the open city with its irregular layout and distinct urban tissue and silhouette.