Great Asian Streets Symposium / Pacific Rim Community Design Network / Structures for Inclusion

This international conference aims to bring together academics, practitioners and students from the three networks in Asia (Great Asian Streets Symposium), Pacific Rim (Pacific Rim Community Design Network) and the U.S. (Design Corps and SEED Network) to share multiple perspectives on Emerging Civic Urbanisms and Designing for Social Impact.

With rising awareness of the impacts of environmental degradation and growing social and economic polarisation, various forms of civic urbanisms are emerging around the world as an alternative to the growth-oriented and market-driven urban development of the past. This implies an awakened desire for a new paradigm in society based on more sustainable ways of life, which contributed to the increased interest in communal life and shared identities in localities, with greater emphasis on well-being, quality of life, social inclusion, environmental consciousness, and active participation of citizens in decision-making.

In a fast changing political and social context, this conference draws attention to the possibilities and challenges that we face while moving towards a more inclusive and sustainable future. It provides a timely platform for scholars, professionals and students interested in contemporary urbanisation and its future trajectories to question and reflect upon the ways we approach our built environment through various planning and design processes to inspire new visions of urbanism.

Symposium Themes

We invite papers, posters, thematic working groups under the following sub-themes related to research, practice, education, and design pedagogy.

Main theme:
Emerging Civic Urbanisms / Designing for Social Impact


Grassroots advocacy and activism
Collaborative/citizen-driven placemaking
Heritage conservation
Community building and engagement
Urban commons and sharing city
Environmental well-being



Early Bird Registration Fee * S$300.00 (closes on 10/08/2018, 11:59pm inclusive, Singapore time)
Standard Registration Fee S$350.00 (closes on 20/11/2018, 11:59pm inclusive, Singapore time)
Student Concession ** S$200.00 (closes on 20/11/2018, 11:59pm inclusive, Singapore time)
Symposium Dinner S$60
Post-symposium Tour S$50

This symposium is recognised by Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA) and Singapore Institute of Planners (SIP) for CPD accreditation points.
- 6 BOA-SIA CPD points
- 8 SIP CPD points

All fees include:
- All conference sessions
- Refreshments and lunches for the duration of the symposium
- Symposium reception

Symposium dinner and post-symposium tour are not included in the registration fee.

*Early bird Registration:
A discount is available for registrations received and paid by 10 Aug 2018 (11:59pm inclusive, Singapore time). Accepted authors (for papers, posters, thematic working groups) must register for the symposium as full delegates latest by this date in order to be included in the programme.

Standard Registration:
Standard registration closes on 20 November 2018 (11:59pm inclusive, Singapore time).

**Student concession:
A discount is available for student participants subject to provision of student card. Please email scanned copies of your student card to . We will contact you via email if there are any issues.

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