Session 7. Singapore x Rotterdam
City in Nature, lessons learned from Singapore
Singapore is one of the world's greenest cities. In this session we look at how the Singapore Agenda manages to address the driving forces that Singapore faces – both winds of change such as demographic and climate changes, as well as waves of opportunity such as digitalisation and the rise of Asia as a global economic power. What is specific for Singapore and what can other cities learn from Singapore's ambitions and actions?
Professor at SUTD & Co-Director at Singapore-ETH Centre Future Cities Lab Global
Special Envoy for International Water Affairs
Hermineke van Bockxmeer
Director of urban development at the City of Rotterdam
Thomas Schroepfer is the founding director of the Singapore University of Technology and Design's award–winning Advanced Architecture Laboratory. He held visiting professorships at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, National University of Singapore and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His work has been covered by a variety of media including The New York Times, Channel News Asia, The Straits Times, El Mundo, Berliner Zeitung, Tagesspiegel, Bauwelt, Metropolis and Harvard Design Magazine.
Henk Ovink is a Dutch special envoy to the United Nations and flood expert. In 2015, he was appointed as the first Water Ambassador of the Netherlands.
Hermineke van Bockxmeer studied Communications and has extensive experience in management in the public sector. She is chair of the Partnerraad of the Master City Development programme.
Arjan Berkhuysen started his career in business administration and has been working in nature conservation in the last twenty years. He started the Fishmigrationriver project and is founder of Earthfulness.org