Dr. Ervine Lin is currently a researcher at the Centre for Urban Greenery and Ecology at the National Parks Board. He completed his doctoral studies at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich after obtaining his Master of Landscape Architecture with the National University of Singapore. His research interests revolve around the use of new technologies to collect 3D geospatial data which enable designers and planners to work across disciplines to visualise and more importantly predict the impacts of large-scale interventions to the landscape. Prior to his return to academia, Ervine was a full-time photographer with a passion for travel and landscape photography.
Dr Phillip Roӧs is a Senior Lecturer in Architecture at Deakin University, Australia. He teaches in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning, Ecological Urbanism and Environmental Design. Phillip holds positions in both academic and professional practice, and he has been working as an environmental design professional and architect for nearly 30 years on an extensive range of urban infrastructure projects. His work is influenced by whole systems thinking and his application of environmental design is closely related to the ordering of the large-scale aspects of the environment by means of architecture, engineering, landscape architecture, urban design and ecological planning.
His research interests are centred on the human-nature relationship and the identification of optimised design processes based on a regenerative pattern language theory that re-establishes our wholeness with nature, and considers the vulnerabilities of a changing landscape.
Dr Roös initiated and led a team that wrote the first Green Star Rating Tool for railway stations in Victoria several years ago and has recently worked with the Green Building Council of Australia and the Melbourne Metro Rail Authority on the development of an Australian-first national green star rating tool for above-and below-ground railway stations. He was Principal Technical Advisor for Sustainability and Climate Change to the Melbourne Metro Rail Authority when its Metro Tunnel Project was put out to tender, and championed the innovative approach of biophilic design to be considered for the railway stations’ design.
Dr. Tan Puay Yok is an Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture in the School of Design and Environment at the National University of Singapore. He obtained his PhD from Cornell University, USA and his academic training was in horticulture science and plant physiology. His research, teaching, and professional activities focus on the science, policies, and practices of urban greening and ecology of the built environment. He combines his background in the sciences, experience in urban governance from the public sector, and interactions with practitioners to apply knowledge for urban greening to improve environmental quality and societal well-being. He is active in international collaborations and grant reviews, and serves as an editorial board member for a number of international journals. He also advises on landscape design and planning projects in the region as a means of transferring knowledge from the academia to practice.
Jonathan Rigg is Director of the Asia Research Institute and Professor of Geography at the National University of Singapore. He works on issues of resilience and vulnerability with regard to disasters, risk, poverty and rural livelihoods, and has undertaken fieldwork in Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Nepal and Sri Lanka. His book Challenging Southeast Asian development: the shadows of success was published by Routledge in 2015 and explores the underside of rapid economic growth and structural change. His latest book, More than rural: textures of Thailand’s agrarian transformation, will be published by Hawaii University Press and draws on three decades of field-based research in Thailand.
Ming-Jen Hsueh serves a dual role as both a landscape architect and urban designer at Sasaki. With his multidisciplinary training and experience, he has focused his professional career on ecological systems and environmental planning within the context of large urban projects. His collaborative approach integrates landscape, urban design, and architecture with emphasis on urban resilience in socio-economically and environmentally vulnerable contexts across wide ranges of scales. His work has won a number of awards, including Fast Company World Changing Idea Award, APA Pierre L’Enfant International Planning Excellence Award, ASLA Honor Award, BSLA Honor Award, The PLAN Award, and MIPIM Asia Award.
Currently, Ming-Jen leads many of Sasaki’s major projects in China, Taiwan, and Southeast Asia. He brings the unique perspectives by creating the strategic visions and performance values. Ming-Jen is a licensed landscape architect in New York State. Beyond the professional work, he has taught design at Rhode Island School of Design and Boston Architectural College, is a frequent guest critic at local schools, including Harvard Graduate School of Design, Northeastern University, and Massachusetts College of Arts.
Ming-Jen holds a master of landscape architecture with distinction, a master in urban design from Harvard Graduate School of Design, and a bachelor of architecture from Chuang Yuan Christian University.
Saurabh Gaidhani is a Program Manager with 100 Resilient Cities based in Singapore. As part of 100 Resilient Cities, he manages cities in India & South East Asia. He has crafted a multi-disciplinary set of work experiences to examine and solve today’s complex urban problems from various perspectives with an emphasis on long-term sustainability, resilience and community living.
Saurabh has a background in Urban Planning & Architecture. He has been trained as an Urban Planner from National University of Singapore (NUS) & Architecture from Pune University and is also a registered planner at the Singapore Institute of Planners.
Prior joining to 100RC he was part of AECOM, Singapore where he developed a master plan and prescriptive design guidelines for an industrial park, visualized environmental waterfront regulations, drafted language to develop mix use development, developed expertise in transit-oriented projects, and designed frameworks for urban regeneration projects. Saurabh has experience working in various cities in South East Asia & the Indian Subcontinent.
Gena Wirth is the Design Principal at SCAPE. Trained in landscape architecture, urban planning and horticulture, Gena draws from her interdisciplinary training to create ecologically rich and culturally relevant landscapes from the infrastructural scale to the site level. Gena leads the design on several significant projects in the office.
Gena was on the original Oyster-tecture team and was the Project Manager for SCAPE’s involvement in SIRR, studying large-scale harbor-wide strategies for coastal protection measures that will be utilized in preparation for the next Superstorm. She was also the Project Manager for SCAPE’s winning Rebuild By Design proposal, Living Breakwaters, a climate change resiliency strategy for the South Shore of Staten Island.
Gena holds a Master of Landscape Architecture and Master of Urban Planning with Distinction from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture from the University of Delaware.
Hwang Yun Hye is an Assistant Professor in the Master of Landscape Architecture programme at the Department of Architecture, National University Singapore. She obtained a post-professional MLA degree from the Graduate School of Design in Harvard University, USA and MLA degree from Seoul National University. Yun Hye previously worked as a design director for public housing landscape projects in Korea for many years where she received several landscape awards from government authorities and has been selected as The 6th Design Leader of Next Generation awarded by the Korean Ministry of Commerce and KIDP, 2007. Her research speculates on emerging demands of landscapes in the Asian equatorial urban context, by exploring 1) sustainable landscape management promoting spontaneous growth of tropical greenery against highly-manicured landscape, 2) landscape of necessity developing actionable design strategies to counteract impending human-caused challenges in high-dense tropical urban environment.
Patricia M. O’Donnell, FASLA, AICP, landscape architect and planner, founded Heritage Landscapes LLC, Preservation Planners and Landscape Architects, USA in 1987. This professional firm is dedicated to a vibrant future for communities and cultural landscapes, with a diverse group of over 500 projects that address sustainable stewardship of heritage assets. Works have addressed 38 U.S. National Historic Landmarks and 8 World Heritage Sites, to support authenticity, preservation, management and contemporary best practices. The firm has contributed to historic urban park and civic spaces in Washington DC, Chicago IL, Pittsburgh PA, Louisville KY, Rochester NY, Buffalo NY, Baltimore MD, Atlanta GA, Fort Wayne IN, and Hartford CT in collaboration with civic leaders and non-profits.
Holding masters degrees in landscape architecture and urban planning, she contributes to ASLA, IFLA, ICOMOS and UNESCO Culture through expert meetings, heritage missions and congresses, and international workshops addressing significant cultures and heritage. From 2005 to present, O’Donnell contributed to the development and mainstreaming of the UNESCO Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape, (HUL), collaborating with global colleagues. As a senior urban conservation expert, she developed guidance incorporating HUL concepts for World Bank projects addressing Indian heritage cities inclusive revitalization, stewardship of Bhutanese traditional villages, and Intramuros Identity and Urban Design Guidelines, Manila, Philippines. Contributing to the UNESCO Culture work toward UN Habitat III, she recently prepared the UNESCO Global Report on Culture for Sustainable Urban Development: Inclusive Public Spaces paper. In this urban century she is deeply committed to bringing professional skills to fostering equitable quality of life with heritage as a shared commonwealth.
Rachel De Lambert has over 30 years’ experience in traditional landscape design projects, urban design, heritage planning and management, environmental planning and landscape assessment. She has co-ordinated urban revitalisation and design projects through to implementation and has been involved with open space structure and allocation planning.
Rachel’s involvement with urban design critique and review includes the Auckland City and Manukau City Urban Design Panels, the Auckland City Mayoral Urban Design Task Force and the Panuku Development Auckland (formerly Sea+City and then Waterfront Auckland) Technical Advisory Group.
Rachel has a special interest in cultural and historic landscapes. She is a member of ICOMOS and has contributed to conservation plans, heritage guidelines and interpretation for heritage sites and landscapes.
As the leader of the ‘Spaces and Places’ component of the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan Blueprint, Rachel led the provision for the key public realm amenity projects, and strongly influenced the wider open space and public realm aspects of the Blueprint. Boffa Miskell has had key roles in the delivery of a number of these subsequent projects.
She is a landscape architect and director at Boffa Miskell Ltd, an employee owned, New Zealand-based multi-disciplinary consultancy in planning, landscape architecture, urban design, ecology, biosecurity and cultural advisory.
Peter Edwards is principal investigator of the ‘Ecosystem Services in Urban Landscapes’ project at the Future Cities Laboratory and ‘Cooling Singapore’ project at the Singapore-ETH Centre. He is also adjunct professor in the Asian School of the Environment at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Between 2013 and 2017, he served as the director of the Singapore-ETH Centre.
Since 1993, he has been professor of Plant Ecology at ETH Zurich, where he also served as chairman of the Department of Environmental Systems Science. He was founder and first executive secretary of the Institute for Ecology and Environmental Management, a professional organisation for environmental practitioners. In Singapore, he leads his research teams to find means to maximise ecosystem benefits in urban environments and ways to mitigate the urban heat island effect in the tropics, in order to make cities more resilient and liveable.
Peter Edwards has always had a strong interest in the application of science and technology for better policy. At ETH Zurich, he was faculty coordinator and member of the executive board of the Alliance for Global Sustainability, a research partnership between leading universities. In 2016, while in Singapore, he initiated the Science, Technology and Policy workshop, in partnership with the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology and the National University of Singapore.
Oscar Carracedo is an Architect, Urbanist and Educator, currently Assistant Professor at the Department of Architecture of the National University of Singapore. He is the director of the DRIA-Designing Resilience in Asia Programme, director of the Master of Urban Design and director of the InnerHoods Lab, where he develops his research on resilience, sustainability, informal urbanism and low-income housing policies, practices and processes, and integrated planning. His expertise also includes urban development and urban regeneration, with a special focus on developing countries.
Oscar is the author of numerous books and articles, and drawn on his research he has recently published 'Ibid. In the same place', about on-site resilient revitalisation strategies for low-income neighborhoods, 'Indushoods. From industries to Neighbourhoods' a study on how to renew and reposition industrial areas, and 'Naturban' about the relationship and integration between urban and natural milieu in cities.
Oscar is also co-founder director of CSArchitects, an urban planning, urban design and architecture firm based in Barcelona, Spain. In his more than 17 years of international professional experience he has been responsible of more than thirty masterplans, and a extense number of projects and consultancies in urban design; site, physical and spatial planning; architecture and public spaces, as well as many projects with underserved communities. Oscar has won two national urban planning and design prizes, more that forty national and international competitions, and his work and research has been awarded and published nationally and internationally.
Timothy Beatley is the Teresa Heinz Professor of Sustainable Communities, in the Department of Urban and Environmental Planning, School of Architecture at the University of Virginia, where he has taught for the last twenty-five years. Much of Beatley’s work focuses on the subject of sustainable communities, and creative strategies by which cities and towns can fundamentally reduce their ecological footprints, while at the same time becoming more livable and equitable places. Beatley believes that sustainable and resilient cities represent our best hope for addressing today’s environmental challenges. Beatley is the author or co-author of more than fifteen books on these subjects, including Green Urbanism: Learning from European Cities (recently translated into Chinese), Habitat Conservation Planning, Native to Nowhere: Sustaining Home and Community in a Global Age, and Planning for Coastal Resilience.