About the Workshop
The five-day YSEALI urban planning workshop, to take place in Singapore, will bring together 60 young leaders aged 20-35 from all ten member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN): Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Through panel discussions, speakers, site visits, and group projects, the workshop will engage participants on the range of issues surrounding urbanization and how planning can help address them. This includes opportunities and challenges not only in terms of configuring the physical environment (natural and man-made), but also policy, governance, and economic considerations when dealing with issues of culture and heritage, industry and tourism, infrastructure, and social development. The workshop will expose participants to solutions used in Singapore and elsewhere, and inspire them to find ways to adapt and apply these in their home countries, using governance and policy, social innovation, cross-sector partnerships and technology.
Upon their return home, workshop participants should be able to begin the process of implementing projects and sharing lessons learned with their colleagues in government, business, and other civic/institutional groups, such as community organizations, non-profits, and schools.
All expenses will be paid for selected participants.
Participants will be registered YSEALI members aged 20-35 who have demonstrable interest and relevant experience in urban planning, whether through paid employment, volunteer work, or coursework, and who show promise in becoming socially active in effecting change in their home communities.
Participants could be urban planners, policymakers, NGO leaders or other professionals involved in issues such as smart growth, housing, and economic development. Undergraduate students pursuing fields related to urban planning and policymaking would also be considered.
Participants must be a resident of one of the 10 ASEAN member countries (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, or Vietnam).
Candidates are required to outline a project that would help improve their communities. These projects could include one-off events that have a direct positive impact on the built environment, or activities that seek to improve urban policy or increase public discourse about urbanization, which may require a sustained period of time.
The workshop will be conducted in English.
ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FROM 16 JAN 2017 to 16 FEB 2017.