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Civic Engagement Driving Urban Solutions

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In partnership with Singapore's Ministries, Nanyang Technological University (NTU),  our Singapore university partners and our private sector collaborators are organising the fourth annual Singapore Sustainability Symposium (S3) in Singapore on 3-5 May 2017 at Grand Hyatt Singapore. The symposium has become an international platform to support sustainability and urban solutions with a special interest in the challenges faced by cities.

This year's symposium, titled Civic Engagement Driving Urban Solutions, will begin on Wednesday evening (3 May) with an address by our Guest of Honour, followed by a round table discussion. The next two days (Thursday and Friday, 4-5 May) will follow a format similar to prior years: short speaker presentations (10-15 minutes each) followed by a moderated discussion to create an interactive and generative dialogue. Our local and international delegates represent many perspectives, drawn from academia, government, the private sector, and civil society.

Our format and discussion process emphasizes the connections between disciplines, stakeholders, and topics. S3 connects university research capacity to private sector and national priorities, and enriches multidisciplinary perspectives. This year's S3 will again serve as early input to the next World Cities Summit Mayors Forum to be held in Suzhou in late May 2017.

Sessions (click title-bar to expand)

Session 1 - Innovation and Technology

Technology for sustainability includes engineering, infrastructure, and new products for meeting society's needs and engaging citizens, while innovation includes entrepreneurship, new management systems, and supporting beneficial market development.

Session 2 - Governance and Laws

City planners, law makers, regulatory agencies, and national policy-makers together play key roles in championing sustainable urban development and adaptation solutions that are effective, inclusive, and equitable

Session 3 - Economics and Financial Incentives

Building prosperous economies of opportunity is a goal of sustainable development, which includes a commitment to development that is inclusive and equitable, as well as to the fundamental consideration of ecological impacts and planetary boundaries.

Scientific Advisory Board Members

Name Organisation
Choi Shing Kwok Permanent Secretary of Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources (MEWR)
Alexander Zehnder Chair, Sustainable Earth Office, and Member, Board of Trustees of Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
Anders Karlsson
Vice President, Strategic Alliances, Global Academic Relations, ELSEVIER
Chew Gek Khim Executive Chairman of The Straits Trading Company Limited
Ernst Brugger Founding partner and the President of BHP – Brugger and Partners Ltd
Geoffrey West Distinguished Professor and Past President of Sante Fe Institute
Heng Chye Kiang Professor, National University of Singapore (NUS)
Isher Judge Ahluwalia Chair Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER)
John Keung Kam Yin Chief Executive Officer of Building And Construction Authority (BCA)
Khoo Teng Chye Executive Director of Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC)
Koh Kheng Lian Emeritus Professor at National University of Singapore (NUS)
Lauren Sorkin Regional Director, Asia Pacific, 100 Resilient Cities
Peter Ho Hak Ean Senior Advisor of Centre for Strategic Futures, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy; Chairman of Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA)
Phua Kok Khoo Founding Director, Institute of Advanced Studies, Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
Chairman & CEO, World Scientific Publishing Company Pte Ltd
Serena Kao Founder & CEO of GoPurpose
Shinan, 石楠 Vice President and Secretary General of the Urban Planning Society of China; Vice Director of the National Steering Board for Planning Education, National Commission for Planning Education Accreditation and National Board for Certified Planner System
Simon Upton Chairman and Founder of the Round Table on Sustainable Development, established by the OECD Secretary-General in 1998
Stanley Yip
Centre of Urban Planning & Design, Peking University, Beijing, People's Republic of China
Victor Tay Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

Presentation Files to Download

Name of Speakers Presentation Subjects
Dr. Anders Karlsson Civic Engagement, Urban Planning and Mobile Technologies
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Gustav Guggenheimer Don't Waste Your Waste!
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Jeffrey Neng Singapore Experience : Formulating and Implemeenting Environmental Sustainability Requirement for our Building Industry
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Dr. Per Christer Lund Energy and climate incentives in Norway
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Stanislav Shmelev Multidimensional Sustainability Analysis
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Dr. Stanley Yip Civic Engagement and Urban Planning in China
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Peter Steinberg The urban coastline : Building resilience and sustainability
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Professor Zhu Wenyi Designing The Sustainable Point, Line And Plane
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