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.
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.
Catherine Duffy is an urban planner specializing in transportation. She has worked in both the public and private sectors, developing bicycle and pedestrian plans for cities, school zones, and national parks. Her experience includes crafting policies and programming to support healthy transportation options, conducting bicycle crash analyses, working with communities on site design and infrastructure planning, researching best practices on greenhouse gas emission reduction, and producing training modules for practitioners. Duffy is the Immediate Past Chair of the American Planning Association Transportation Planning Division and is currently working with the Singapore Institute of Planners on the SIP Exam and Planning Awards Program.
Oscar Carracedo is an Architect, Urbanist and Educator, currently Assistant Professor at the Department of Architecture of the National University of Singapore. He is the Director of the DRIA-Designing Resilience in Asia Programme, and director of the InnerHoods Lab, where he develops his applied research on integrated urban planning and informal urbanism. With over 18 years of professional expertise in urban planning and design, resilience and sustainabillity, his current focus is on livable and health cities, and the relationship between urban development and wellbeing; and urban renewal and development. Oscar has a special interest in housing policies and urban planning in developing countries.
Oscar is also co-founder director of CSArchitects, an urban planning, urban design and architecture firm based in Barcelona, Spain. His international professional experience includes more than fifty masterplans, and a extense number of urban design projects and consultancies; site, physical and spatial planning; architecture and public spaces, as well as many projects with underserved communities. Oscar has won two national urban planning and design prizes, more that forty national and international competitions, and his work and research has been awarded and published nationally and internationally.
Oscar is the author of numerous books and articles, and drawn on his research he has recently published 'Ibid. In the same place', about on-site resilient revitalisation strategies for low-income neighborhoods, 'Indushoods. From industries to Neighbourhoods' a study on how to renew and reposition industrial areas, and 'Naturban' about the relationship and integration between urban and natural milieu in cities.