Mr Teo Jing Kok, MSIP
Deputy Director, Centre for Liveable Cities
Jing Kok is a seconded staff from the Singapore Land Authority with 15 years of land management and sales experience. He oversaw Singapore’s land sales system since 2001, reported to the President on the protection of past reserves, set up a pioneer land sales department in the SLA and facilitated the Government Land Sales Programmes of URA, SLA, HDB and JTC. He also helped MinLaw reviewed and revised the Residential Property Act as well as the Strata Title Act (in particular, ‘en bloc’ components of the legislation). He started his career in the URA as a town planner in charge of formulating Singapore’s initial Development Guide Plans and processing development applications in the 90’s. He was one of 3 planners/architects that designed the first phase of Suzhou Industrial Town which was the first government to government project between Singapore and China. He was seconded to Strategic Planning, MND and designed the framework for the Minister to approve the newly formulated Development Guide Plans to become the new Master Plan for Singapore. Mr Teo was trained as a town planner in the University of Queensland under a Columbo Plan Scholarship and earned his Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University as an Edward Mason Fellow under a URA post-graduate scholarship.