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 come together to discuss on the concept of ‘relational cities’ today using Luxembourg, Geneva and Singapore as case studies. We were also privileged to have Dr. Thomas Sigler from the University of Queensland, a pioneer of the concept of relational city, to join us and to share his insights for this concept.

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Overall, it was an engaging and fruitful discussion with many ideas and feedback brought forth by the professors for this project. Below are some of the photos which were taken during the workshop.

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Professor Tim Bunnell (Head of the Cities Cluster Steering Committee) opening the Urban Studies Workshop.
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The workshop began with Dr. Thomas Sigler laying the concept of ‘Relational Cities’.
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Professor Markus Hesse spearheading the workshop in a roundtable discussion format.
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Dr. Catherine Wong sharing her findings on the three case studies – Luxembourg, Geneva and Singapore.