The Newsletter 65 Autumn 2013

Asian urbanism in theory and practice. The future of the vernacular city

Paul Rabé

2nd Annual Roundtable of the Urban Knowledge Network Asia (UKNA), 1-2 July 2013, Singapore

The 2nd Annual UKNA Roundtable was held on the modernistic University Town campus of the National University of Singapore (NUS). It brought together researchers and representatives of the network’s partner institutes in China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, India, the Netherlands, the UK, France—and of course Singapore itself.  Researchers, academics and activists from Singapore and around the region joined the UKNA contingent on the second day of the Roundtable for a workshop on the vernacular city in Asia.  Several critical cases of vernacular urbanism were presented and discussed,

The event was co-organised by UKNA, IIAS, the Asia Research Institute (ARI), and the National University of Singapore's Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and Future Cities Laboratory.

UKNA is a network of over a hundred researchers from 14 partner institutions and is funded by a grant awarded by the Marie Curie Actions “International Research Staff Exchange Scheme” (IRSES) of the European Union.

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