The World Bank’s “Hidden Hand” in the Global Mobilization of Urban Transport Policy

The FASS Global Urban Studies Cluster, in conjunction with the NUS Department of Geography, will be hosting a seminar titled “The World Bank’s ‘Hidden Hand’ in the Global Mobilization of Urban Transport Policy” by A/P Craig Townsend from the Department of Geography, Planning and Environment at Concordia University. This seminar will be held on 27 Read More…

Las Vegas in Singapore

The FASS Global Urban Studies Cluster will be hosting a book launch and talk on A/P Lee Kah Wee’s book titled Las Vegas in Singapore. A/P Lee is the Associate Director of the Master of Urban Planning programme at NUS. This seminar will be held on 14 February 2019, 3-4.30PM at the Research Division Seminar Read More…

Jakarta’s Provisional Life

The Global Urban Studies Cluster will be hosting a seminar titled “Jakarta’s Provisional Life” by Rafael Martinez, a Research Fellow at SUTD who recently completed his PhD in Anthropology at NUS. This seminar will be held on 31 January 2019, 3.30-5.00PM at the Research Division Seminar Room, AS7 #06-42. Please click here to register. For Read More…

“The Travel of Iconic Architecture” Roundtable with Ola Soderstrom, Jane M. Jacobs, and Tim Simpson

Date: December 12, Monday Time: 2-4 PM Venue: AS7 Auditorium Organizers: FASS Cities Research Cluster and ARI Asian Urbanisms Cluster RSVP: to me with name, title, organization, email Refreshments: Refreshments will be provided. About the Event Urban scholars have long been interested in architecture. However, while architecture itself is a highly mobile and networked practice, Read More…

Seminar on ‘Japan’s Shrinking Regions in the 21st Century: Contemporary Responses to Depopulation and Socioeconomic Decline’ by Dr Peter Matanle

VENUE: Japanese Studies Meeting Room at AS4-03-28 TIME: 3-4:30 PM, Tuesday, November 22nd 2011 DETAILS: Japan’s population is shrinking. On current trends it will decline by an average of half a million people per year for the next forty years. The country is also getting older and the ratio of dependents to active workers is Read More…

Seminar on ‘Metropolization in Second-rank Cities and its Impact on Urban Planning Issues: A Southeast Asian Perspective’ by Prof Charles Goldblum

VENUE: Executive Seminar Room, AS7 level 1 TIME: 3:30 to 5:00 PM, Tuesday, November 8th, 2011 DETAILS: The development of mega-urban regions is part of a larger process of transformation of urban space and territorial dynamics. This metropolization process is affecting physical space of cities including their city core, urbanized area, suburbs, and peripheral area. Read More…