ABOUT SIP

 
The Singapore Institute of Planners (SIP) is an organization of urban planners and allied professionals dedicated to the advancement of urban planning and development to create better communities and environments. 


 Objectives of the Institute

  • Promote urban and regional developments that are in the best interests of the community 
  • Promote and foster continuing professional education in urban and regional planning and related fields
  • Raise the profiles of members by admitting only persons with appropriate qualifications and experience into the Institute and by ensuring high ethical standards 
  • Secure the advancement of its members in the field of urban and regional planning 


Honorary Fellow

Ong Teng Cheong

Dr Cheong Koon Hean

 

 

Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Awards

Chua Peng Chye

Dr  Liu Thai Ker


 2016 - 2018 Council

 

President: Ms Evlyn W.Y. Cheong, FSIP

Evlyn started as a planner with the Public Works Department before being seconded to the Planning Department and the Urban Redevelopment Authority within MND.  She has nearly 30 years of professional and management experience in both Statutory Planning, and Strategic Planning. At the Planning Department, Ministry of National Development (MND). she led the review of ‘new’ Hotel Zone which was just introduced in the Singapore Master Plan. She later led and co-led many projects including the overhaul of the Development Control system.to focus on customer service, DC policy reviews with recommendations to the MND to incentivize voluntary conservation. As a Principal Planner, she led the Government Land Sales Programme in URA. She also led a joint MND-MinLaw delegation to Australia to explore the introduction of landed condominium with accompanying amendments to the Land Titles Strata Act, and the Planning Act. As Head, Training, she developed the Planning Foundation Course, and the Advanced PFC for Planners. For the Technical Officers, she set up a training -cum-exam programme to upgrade them to Planning Executives. She led URA to receive the People Developer Award in 2004. Evlyn graduated with a BSc (Estate Management), National University of Singapore, and later obtained a Masters in Town and Country Planning from the University of Sydney.

  

Vice President: Mr Wilfred Loo, FSIP

Wilfred has over 26 years of experience in urban planning and design practice, both in the public and private sectors in Singapore and internationally. With JURONG Consultants, Wilfred is involved in strategic industrial positioning studies, urban planning and urban design of townships, special economic zones, industrial parks, specialized parks, residential, commercial, institutional, recreational and waterfront developments in projects in Singapore, South East Asia, China, India, South Africa, Egypt, Nigeria, United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Oman, Russia and Kazakhstan. In the public sector, with HDB, he was involved in master planning projects, such as the then new waterfront township, Punggol 21, as well as, redevelopment planning of old estates such as, Guillemard Estate, Marine Parade Estate, and MacPherson Estate, and matured townships, such as Toa Payoh, Ang Mo Kio, Bedok and Geylang. Whilst in the HDB, he was tasked with the formulation of Development Guide Plans, in conjunction with URA, for the estate and town developments for which he was involved with. Wilfred  graduated with a double major in Urban Studies and Environmental Design and Planning (cum Laude) from the University of Wisconsin, USA in 1984. He was then awarded scholarship to pursue graduate studies and received a Masters in Community Planning (Urban Planning and Design) from the University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, in 1987. Whilst with the HDB, he also received training in City Planning in Tokyo, Japan, under the sponsorship of the Government of Japan and in Planning Policy in Haifa, Israel, under the sponsorship of the Government of Israel. Wilfred is also active in the planning community in Singapore. He has served as Council Member with the Singapore Institute of Planners and past Chairman of its Membership Committee. He is also called upon periodically to assist in public agency programmes to brief and conduct workshops for foreign delegations on urban planning, as well as, speak at various international forums and conferences in Singapore and abroad.

  

Honorary Secretary: Jeffrey Ho, FSIP

Jeffrey has over 30 years of management and professional experiences in architecture, urban planning and urban design, Jeffrey Ho is currently the Senior Director of SurbanaJurong Planning Group (SJPG), a multi-disciplinary and cultural consultancy in Singapore. Throughout his career, he has led multi-disciplinary teams to oversee numerous international urban planning and design projects of varying scales and complexities.  To date, he has completed projects in more than 30 countries across the world – many of which are award winning. He is a registered Architect in Singapore, a member of the Singapore Institute of Architects, and a Council Member and Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Planners. Jeffrey’s urban planning and design philosophy is largely influenced by his architectural background, which branded his planning approach as a ‘fusion of art and geometry’.  His brand is notably recognizable in some of his recent masterplans in the Middle East, China and Africa. One that is worth commending is the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco City - the largest ever to be developed in China; and the recently completed Amaravati Capital City Masterplan of Andhra Pradesh in India. He holds a B. Architecture (University of Singapore), M. Architecture (University of Pennsylvania) and M. City Planning (University of Pennsylvania). His other professional involvements include the following: as an expert panel member in government agencies, university and polytechnics; an external examiner in National University of Singapore (NUS) Masters Program in urban design; an architect mentor to NUS architecture students; and a city planning advisor to the City of Jinjiang in Fujian Province, China. Throughout his career, Jeffrey has been passionately pursuing and crafting his skills in the area of urban planning and design. In 2009, he received two PUSH Awards by the Design Singapore Council for his relentless effort to ‘push’ design excellence to achieve new heights and frontiers beyond Singapore’s boundaries. 

 

Honorary Treasurer: Mr Prasad Shekhu, MSIP

Prasad has over 40 years of experience in various aspects of urban planning, formulation of development guide plans, development control and sale of site work in the public sector in Singapore. He is a Senior Planner with the Urban Redevelopment Authority. 


  

 

  

Council Member: Mr Brian Jennett, MSIP

Brian is a past Director and SE Asia Regional Manager for AECOM’s Economics Group, based in Singapore. Mr. Jennett’s professional experience includes 18 years of experience in the fields of Architecture, Urban Planning, and Real Estate Consulting. A US licensed architect and registered city planner, he has held roles in all phases of planning and building projects, from public facilitation, to planning, programming, design, and project management. Prior to joining AECOM, he was employed as a land planner/ real estate strategy consultant for a number of large-scale corporate, government, and institutional clients. In this role, he developed an acute awareness of the importance of economic and financial considerations behind development projects. His current job responsibilities are focused on market analysis, development strategy, land use programming, economic impact assessment, and financial feasibility. Mr. Jennett has extensive experience in the Asia region, having lived in Beijing, Hong Kong, Taipei, Kuala Lumpur, Hanoi, and Singapore. Brian is currently serving as an elected council member of the Singapore Institute of Planners. American Citizen, Singapore Permanent Resident. Experienced in Planning in Philippines.

  

 

Council Member: Dr Belinda Yuen, FSIP

Dr Belinda Yuen is a qualified urban planner. Aside from master planning practice, Belinda has extensive research and publication in spatial planning and urban policy analysis, most recently, on planning livable, sustainable cities. She has been elected to President, Singapore Institute of Planners (2005-08), and Vice-President, Commonwealth Association of Planners (South-east Asia) (2006-08; 2010-12). Belinda has served on various Singapore urban planning committees including as Planning Appeals Inspector, and on numerous international advisory committees including International Advisory Board of United Nations State of World’s Cities Report 2008/09; United Nations Global Research Network on Human Settlements (2008-11); Working Group of United Nations Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor, Editorial Board of international journals – Asia Pacific Planning Review; Regional Development Studies; Cities; Journal of Planning History, Journal of Comparative Asian Development, among others. She has been a Juror, Shaikh Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa Habitat Award, 2008-2009, and science reviewer of international pluridisciplinary research programs. Belinda has worked with the university, public, private as well as international development organisations including Asian Development Bank, United Nations and The World Bank.

 

Council Member: Mrs Seetoh Kum Chun, FSIP

Awarded JTC scholarship to study planning in UK and upon her return from Oxford Brookes in 1975, Seetoh worked in Jurong Town Corporation (JTC) for 15 years. She rose from the ranks of planner to Principal planner before joining URA in 1989 and then moved to Jurong Consultants Pte Ltd for the next 20 years. She has a huge portfolio of completed and implemented master planning projects in Singapore and across Asia, India, Africa and Middle East and is widely recognised as an industrial and township planning specialist. Her key contributions include master planning of prominent projects in Singapore which include at least 15 industrial estates such as Jurong Industrial Estate (7,000 ha) and the Singapore Science Park. Her overseas experience includes completing various prestigious master-planning projects in China (eg. Singapore-Suzhou industrial township), India (eg. DMIC Corridor), Africa, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia. Seetoh is the Past President of the Singapore Institute of Planners and the current Chairman of the Singapore Professional Centre.

 

Council Member: Ms Karen Tham, MSIP

Karen has nearly 30 years of experience as a professional planner and architect based in Boston, San Francisco, Hong Kong and Singapore. She is currently a Principal at HASSELL Singapore and leads the master planning, urban design, and landscape architecture practice in SE Asia. 

 

 

 

Past President: Mr William Lau, MSIP

William has more than 30 years of experience as an urban planner and architect in Singapore and the region. He has spoken on a wide range of planning topics at many international forums. William is appointed as Ambassador for SE Asia, International Federation of Housing & Planning (IFHP). He is the founder and Principal of AADI Architects & Planners, Singapore. 


   

Council Member: Mrs Nina Yang, MSIP

Mrs Nina Yang is currently the Chief Operating Officer of Singbridge. Mrs Yang has more than 25 years of experience in urban planning and building design. Prior to joining Singbridge, Mrs Yang was the Executive Director with CPG Consultants Pte Ltd, a leading multi-disciplinary company in Singapore providing building and infrastructure consultancy services.Mrs Yang was involved in the organisation's transformation from a government department to a privatized entity. Her experience straddled both the private and public sectors, local and overseas. Amongst the various public buildings and infrastructure projects she delivered, Nina spearheaded the foray into International Schools in UAE. Locally, she is also recognized for her work in the domain of water sensitive design in projects with strong environmental emphasis.In the arena of urban development, Mrs Yang has more than 15 years of project experience in China, including stationing there for 2 years to set up the company's Shanghai and Suzhou offices. She was the key driver of the urban planning group that spearheaded the provision of urban solutions to cities in China, India, Vietnam and Myanmar. More recently, Nina led the CPG Consortium to assist the Myanmar government in the economic positioning, master planning and investment promotion of the Kyauk Phyu Deep Sea Port and Special Economic Zone.

Mrs Yang graduated from Harvard University with a Master in Design Studies in Real Estate Finance and Urban Development in 1998. She also holds a Bachelor or Architecture (Honours) Degree and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the National University of Singapore.

 

 Council Member: Mr Teo Jing Kok, MSIP

Jing Kok is a seconded staff from the Singapore Land Authority with 15 years of land management and sales experience.  He oversaw Singapore’s land sales system since 2001, reported to the President on the protection of past reserves, set up a pioneer land sales department in the SLA and facilitated the Government Land Sales Programmes of URA, SLA, HDB and JTC.   He also helped MinLaw reviewed and revised the Residential Property Act as well as the Strata Title Act (in particular, ‘en bloc’ components of the legislation). He started his career in the URA as a town planner in charge of formulating Singapore’s initial Development Guide Plans and processing development applications in the 90’s.  He was one of 3 planners/architects that designed the first phase of Suzhou Industrial Town which was the first government to government project between Singapore and China.  He was seconded to Strategic Planning, MND and designed the framework for the Minister to approve the newly formulated Development Guide Plans to become the new Master Plan for Singapore. Mr Teo was trained as a town planner in the University of Queensland under a Columbo Plan Scholarship and earned his Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University as an Edward Mason Fellow under a URA post-graduate scholarship.

 

Council Member: Ms Cerina Niken Anggraini, ASIP

Cerina has more than 20 years of experience in planning, urban design, and architecture having worked on projects in the region, USA, and Middle East. She has worked with renowned design and consulting firms in the region and USA. She is currently a Senior Principal Urban Designer at CPG Consultants.



Organisational Membership

The SIP is a member of the following organisations : 

1) 

Commonwealth Association of Planners (CAP)




http://www.commonwealth-planners.org/index.php/en/


2) The East Regional Organisation for Planning and Human Settlements 

















EAROPH   http://www.earoph.info/