Mr. Waikeen NG
School of Design & Environment, National University of Singapore
Waikeen Ng (伍偉堅) has an honours degree in Architecture from the National University of Singapore and a Masters in City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was named “Lewis Mumford Scholar”. He joined Scott Tallon Walker’s Urban Design and Planning Group in 2008. Scott Tallon Walker is an innovative practice, with offices in Ireland and the UK that has had an important role in architecture and urban development in Ireland, and has a reputation for high quality buildings and master plans, including many university campuses and technology buildings. The specialist in-house urban planning and design team provides input on sustainable urban development and planning issues. Between 1999 and 2007, he was Director of Cities Hub at Fundación Metrópoli, based in Madrid, Spain, where he was responsible for urban planning research and design projects, both within Spain and internationally, and for maintaining its international network. Earlier in his career, as an architect with the Public Works Department (now CPG Corporation) in Singapore, he was involved in the planning, design and construction of a dozen educational institutions and the 24-storey Ministry of Education Headquarters. Over the course of his academic and professional career, Waikeen has been involved in planning and design projects in China, Colombia, Hong Kong, Ireland, Morocco, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, UK and the US. He has lectured in universities and international conferences, and participated in expert panels. He is a member of the American Planning Association and the International Society of City and Regional Planners. His research interests are in strategic urban planning, sustainable urbanism and creative cities.