Ms. Yu-Ning Hwang
Urban Redevelopment Authority
Group Director for Physical Planning
Since 2009, Yu-Ning has been Group Director (Physical Planning) at the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), Singapore’s national land use planning agency. Her current responsibilities include land use planning and the development of key new growth areas such as the Jurong Lake District, Kallang Riverside and Paya Lebar. Her group also developed a nation-wide leisure plan which aims to enhance the living environment by capitalising on Singapore’s unique identity and heightening the sense of greenery.
Early in her career, she worked on key urban revitalisation projects such as the Singapore River and Tanjong Rhu. She subsequently had the opportunity to spearhead a benchmarking study of Singapore’s city centre against the world’s top cities. She has also been involved in reviewing the Concept Plan which maps out the long range strategic land use plan for Singapore and the Master Plan which translated the broad Concept Plan strategies into detailed plans to guide medium term physical development.
She has also been seconded to the Ministry of National Development (MND) where her responsibilities include land use planning and development control policies, and the conservation of built heritage. She also oversaw land sales, property research, formulation of property market policies, and licensing of housing developers. During this stint, she was involved in major projects such as the evaluation of the integrated resort development at Sentosa.
She was trained as an architect at the National University of Singapore and also holds a Master in Public Policy & Urban Planning from Harvard University.