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


Registration for Great Asian Streets Symposium / Pacific Rim Community Design Network / Structures for Inclusion: To REGISTER

Full symposium fees:

Early Bird Registration Fee * S$300.00 (closes on 31/07/2018)
Standard Registration Fee S$350.00 (closes on 20/11/2018)
Student Concession ** S$200.00 (closes on 20/11/2018)
Symposium Dinner S$60
Post-symposium Tour S$50

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.

Symposium dinner:

More details will be released before the conference.

Post-conference tour:

A tour will be conducted to a historically rich neighourhood of Singapore. More details will be released before the conference.

*Early bird Registration:

A discount is available for registrations received and paid by 31 July 2018. Registrations not paid by this date will be re-invoiced at the standard rate.

Standard Registration:

Standard registration closes on 20 November 2018. 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.

** Student concession:

A discount is available for student participants subject to provision of student certificate. Please email your student certificate to

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