Inform/Reform: Housing and the Innovative City

Virtual Event


19 Mar 2021

6 pm (AEST)


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The Singapore University of Technology and Design's Architecture and Sustainable Design pillar presents its online webinar series, Inform/Reform, based on the Inform/Reform book series, issues one and two.

Session 2: Housing and the Innovative City 

Can a work-from-home city still be an innovative city?

The past year’s pandemic has prompted us to reimagine our homes as our primary places of work (and learning and much more). These changes have had rapid impacts on our personal lives and our use of digital technologies, but we are only beginning to understand how they may change the design of urban housing and town planning in the future.
To open our discussion, we will feature a presentation by distinguished guest Cheong Koon Hean, chairman, Centre for Liveable Cities, on recent developments in town planning and urban housing in Singapore.
We will follow up with a panel discussion on the past year’s effects on urban housing and residential districts, covering topics of mobility and resilience as we explore the question: can a work-from-home city still be an innovative city?
This discussion is part of SUTD Architecture and Sustainable Design’s Inform/Reform publication series and is organized in coordination with the launch of issue 02 Housing: Next.

Peter Ortner, Assistant Professor, Architecture and Sustainable Design, Singapore University of Technology and Design.

Featured Guest:
Cheong Koon Hean, chairman of the Centre for Liveable Cities (MND) and the incoming chairman of SUTD’s Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities.

Click here to find out about session 1, Education of an Architect – An AI Point of View.


Peter Ortner
Singapore University of Technology and Design


​Cheong Koon Hean
Centre for Liveable Cities



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