Registration for Great Asian Streets Symposium / Pacific Rim Community Design Network / Structures for Inclusion: To REGISTER please click here
Full symposium fees:
|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)|
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 will be held at Kent Ridge Guild House on 15 December 2018. More details will be released prior to the symposium.
Depending on the number of sign-ups, three to six tours will be conducted to neighbourhoods of Singapore based on symposium subthemes. Please indicate your choice of tour A, B, or C, and site preference (if any) here: https://goo.gl/forms/NcrjWWQ258B5jiIt2 after making payment. Confirmed details will be released prior to the symposium.
(A) Community building and engagement / Heritage
1. Tampines Central Community Café + Our Tampines Hub (confirmed with DP Architects), OR
2. My Queenstown Heritage Trail (to be confirmed)
A1: Since 2012, Housing Development Board (HDB) collaborated with NUS to study how neighbourhoods can be better designed to encourage community bonding. A participatory design approach was adopted to co-create new community spaces with the residents. One of the ideas, Social Linkway, introduces communal functions and facilities to the linkways to encourage residents to linger, thereby transforming transitory linkways into more meaningful social spaces, which in turn leads to increased chances for incidental neighbouring. Tampines Central Community Cafe is one such node at the void deck of a HDB flat. A short walk away is Our Tampines Hub (OTH) designed by DP Architects. OTH brings together 13 public-sector stakeholders together under one roof and pioneers a design typology, a model of an integrated community complex of unprecedented scale. From inception, the wider community was engaged and participated in the design process via newsletters, social media channels, roadshows, focus group discussions, workshops, and neighbourhood parties. These engagements helped shape the design processes and influenced its outcomes.
Tour duration: 9am to 12nn.
A2: Tanglin Halt & Margaret Drive guided tour traces the evolution of Queenstown as Singapore’s first satellite town. The tour visits landmarks such as the first Housing Development Board (HDB) flats along Stirling Road, the former Malayan railways and black & white bungalows at Wessex estate. Participants may be able to meet librarians, residents and shop keepers who reside along the trail.
Tour duration: 9am to 12nn. Please note you will be walking for most of the duration.
(B) Environmental well-being / Collaborative/citizen-driven placemaking
1. Pacific Activity Centre at Fajar Spring (confirmed with P!D), OR
2. Ah Ma Drink Stall at Pulau Ubin (to be confirmed)
B1: Pacific Activity Centre, a senior activity centre which believes in "Seniors for Seniors", engaged non-profit Participate in Design (P!D) to design community-owned spaces and solutions at their Fajar Spring centre. P!D provided methods and tools for designing with the seniors to create design outcomes that not only worked for their intended purpose, but were well-used and loved by the seniors. Learn more about P!D at www.participateindesign.org .
Tour duration: 9am to 12nn.
B2: This project is a reconstruction of a drink stall by a group of NUS Architecture students and faculty on Pulau Ubin, a small island off mainland Singapore that is untouched by development with the last remaining kampung (vernacular) houses in Singapore. The reconstruction helps the 80-year old Ubin resident, Ah Ma, to continue her resilient and independent lifestyle on the island. As a pilot project, it serves as a testbed for building codes and regulations specific to Pulau Ubin, and aims to ease the future restoration in Ubin and the preservation and revitalisation of the last kampung in Singapore. The project is a collective effort of multiple stakeholders, including government agencies and civil society.
Tour duration: 9am to 1pm.
Tour fees exclude boat fees of $6. Please note you will not be able to join or leave the tour midway due to the boat schedule; not advisable for participants who are catching a flight immediately after.
(C) Urban commons and sharing city / Grassroots advocacy and activism
1. Kampung Admiralty (confirmed with WOHA Architects), OR
2. Geylang/Dakota Adventures (to be confirmed)
C1: A one-stop community-cum-residential integrated development, Kampung Admiralty brings together a multitude of programmes under one roof. Commissioned on a tight 0.9Ha site with an imposed height limit of 61m AMSL, the development explores inter-community dynamics at a transit node with increased ground level demand. The scheme comprises a public plaza with sheltered community and retail spaces. It includes a hawker centre on the second level, a medical centre spread across two floors in the mid tier, and a tranquil, more intimate rooftop park with senior activity and child care centres. Studio Apartments for seniors are located on the upper ground tier. Mixing theses uses facilitates cross-programming, but also frees up the ground level for activities to create a generous urban plaza below.
Tour duration: 9am to 12nn.
C2: Geylang is the only legalized red light district in Singapore. From the food to the vice, we've seen and heard all about it. But have you ever walked through it all? Faced with issues like overcrowding from the influx of foreign workers and the social stigma of prostitution long before the rest of Singapore read it in the news, Geylang has had its share of adventures. Come discuss and witness first hand these issues and the resultant social and environmental impacts. Food and drinks not included.
Tour duration: 9am to 12nn. Start/End Point: Aljunied MRT Station (POSB ATM).
*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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org . We will contact you via email if there are any issues.
According to NUS Policy, registration must be paid in full by credit card (VISA, Master card or American Express) using the University Payment System.
A receipt will be shown on your screen upon payment. Please save it for your record. We do not issue duplicate receipts via emails.
The symposium organising committee understands that circumstances may change. At any point prior to the symposium, you are welcomed to contact us in writing (email@example.com) for cancellation or substitution of delegate. A full refund will be issued for cancellations received by 30 October 2018 (11:59pm inclusive, Singapore time).Cancellations received between 31 October 2018 and 20 November 2018 (11:59pm inclusive, Singapore time) will receive a 5% refund on the registration fees. No refund will be issued after 21 November 2018. No extra fees will be charged for nomination of a substitute delegate.
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The symposium organisers reserve the right to change activities, topics and presenters where necessary. The organisers shall not be liable for any loss
cause by the cancellation of the symposium, where such cancellation is due to circumstance beyond the reasonable control of the organisers including but
not limited to war, terrorism, aircraft hijacking, riot, rebellion, natural disaster, refusal to grant visa, transport difficulties and etc. The organisers will make
all reasonable efforts to conduct the symposium despite the intervention or occurrence of any such circumstances.