Fragmentation and polarization in Doha’s planning practice: the role of the 2022 World Cup and mega sport events

Our second seminar for the academic year is titled, “Fragmentation and polarization in Doha’s planning practice: the role of the 2022 World Cup and mega sport events” by Dr Simona Azzali from the Department of Architecture, NUS. It will be held on 2 Oct 2017, 10.00 – 11.30am at the Research Division Seminar Room, AS7 Read More…

Our First Open Cluster Meeting for AY17/18!

Members from the GUS steering committee (Prof Tim Bunnell, Dr Karen Lai and Dr Chang Jiat Hwee), cluster members and interested non-cluster members came together on 17 August 2017 (Thursday), 10 – 11.30am, to discuss on the direction of the newly reframed cluster as well as to share ideas on possible activities for the cluster for AY17/18.

Recent Happenings from Jan – April 2017!

Here are some photos which were taken at our seminars this year: [18th January 2017] Plotting and Scheming: Land Acquisition and Market Values in Colonial Bombay City, 1898 – 1920 by Dr. Shekhar Krishnan [10th February 2017] The SIJORI Cross-Border Region: Transnational Politics, Economics, and Culture by Dr. Francis Hutchinson   [9th March 2017] Urban Resistance and the Read More…

A ‘Model State’ For Malaysia?: Competing Visions of (Re)development in a UNESCO World Heritage City

Our next guest speaker is Dr Creighton Connolly from the Asia Research Institute. He will be giving a presentation titled, “A ‘Model State’ for Malaysia?: Competing Visions of (Re)development in a UNESCO World Heritage City” which is happening on 6th April 2017, 10.30am – 12pm @ the Research Division Seminar Room (AS7 #06-42). Ever wondered what Read More…

Join us this March on – Urban Resistance and the Radical Imagination: Anti-gentrification movements in New York City ‘post-Occupy’

Up next in the Cities Cluster’s series of seminars, is a presentation by Dr. Laura Naegler, a lecturer in sociology, social policy and criminology from the University of Liverpool in Singapore. Titled “Urban Resistance and the Radical Imagination: Anti-gentrification movements in New York City ‘post-Occupy’”, this seminar will be held on the 9th March 2017 Read More…

The SIJORI Cross-Border Region: Transnational Politics, Economics, and Culture

Join us for a seminar by Dr Francis Hutchinson from the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, titled “The SIJORI Cross-Border Region: Transnational Politics, Economics, and Culture”. The seminar will be held on 10th February 2017, 10.30am – 12pm at the Research Division Seminar Room. Interested? Sign here! Please note that lunch is provided! Please RSVP by 3rd Read More…

Plotting and Scheming: Land Acquisition and Market Values in Colonial Bombay City, 1898 – 1920 by Dr. Shekhar Krishnan

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! To kick start the new year, the FASS Cities Cluster will be having our first seminar titled, “Plotting and Scheming: Land Acquisition and Market Values in Colonial Bombay City, 1898 – 1920” by Dr. Shekhar Krishnan from the NUS Asia Research Institute (ARI). The seminar will be held on 18th January 2016, 10.30am – 12pm at Read More…

Urban Studies Workshop: “Relational Cities in the Age of Globalization and Reflections on Singapore”

Just last week on 7th November 2016 (Monday), the FASS Cities Cluster along with Professor Markus Hesse and Dr. Catherine Wong from the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, University of Luxembourg, co-hosted the Urban Studies Workshop: “Relational Cities in the Age of Globalization and Reflections on Singapore”. Researchers and professors from FASS and other universities were invited to Read More…