Urban Planning Foundation Course

The Urban Planning Foundation Course (UPFC) is organized by the Council of the Singapore Institute of Planners. The UPFC aims to provide an introductory package of foundation knowledge for Singapore planning practitioners, architects, engineers, landscape architects, real estate and other professionals involved in multidisciplinary urban planning project work. The UPFC will provide an understanding of the origins and bases of current planning concepts, principles, norms, standards and regulations in Singapore, and other countries from where we draw out inspiration.

Trainers are from the Royal Town Planning Institute, the American Planning Association, government agencies, universities, and private consulting firms.

The content of this course will be the subject of an SIP Full Member Admission Examination (for experienced planners who do not have urban planning degrees) to be held in the first quarter of the following year.

The Singapore Institute of Planners is an organization of urban planners and allied professionals dedicated to the advancement of urban planning and development to create better communities and environments. It was founded in 1971.


2nd Urban Planning Foundation Course (8 & 9 November 2018)

The 2nd edition of SIP Urban Planning Foundation Course held on 8-9 November 2018 was a special event graced by distinguished speakers from American Planning Association, Royal Town Planning Institute as well as by Singapore prominent urban planner Dr Liu Thai Ker. 

About 40 participants benefitted greatly from the lectures and the panel discussions, understanding issues, challenges and trends in planning practice in those countries. The networking sessions also provided the opportunities for our participants to personally exchange views with all the speakers.

The 2-day event also coincided with the World Town Planning Day, which was celebrated by the SIP on 8 November 2018 together with our guests from APA and RTPI.