Urban Planners Foundation Course (UPFC) Part 1  

20th - 21st Sept 2017


Topics Covered:

All of the following are prerequisites for SIP Exam. 

  • UPFC Module 1 : Good Planning Requires Good Governance, and Good Governance Requires Good Planning.  
  • UPFC Module 2 : The Cultures of Planning: comparison of US and U.K. 
  • UPFC Module 3:  Great Places in America:  Creating Conversations About Planning and What People Actually Care About.

Synopsis

UPFC Module 1 :  Good Planning Requires Good Governance, and Good Governance Requires Good Planning.  


This topic addresses the critical roles of planning and governance and how they interact with each other.  This includes the issues of ethics that goes beyond legality such as the AICP Code of Ethics as an example, relating it to codes of related professions such as architects and city managers. 

There will be some discussion of the Ethics Case of the Year that the speaker had authored for several years as the AICP Ethics Officer. This might be useful for the participants to work toward a planning credential with its own requirements for codes of ethical practice.


UPFC Module 2 : The Cultures of Planning: comparison of US and U.K.

Countries such as the UK have traditionally had a very top-down, single planning system (although that has begun to change in the last decade.)  The U.S., by contrast, has some national elements of a single system, largely through requirements for federal funding, but its planning really occurs through 50 state-based systems. 


The culture of a place matters and informs the structure and practice of local government.  As a place-based activity, planning is influenced by the local culture and local government practices.  
The speaker will be sharing and citing examples ranging from transportation planning, the dominant cultures of Oregon that supports environmentalism, common challenges, from climate change to affordable housing and changing economies.


The premise was that we all started with the same Anglo-Saxon principles in 1066 or earlier; from that shared beginning, different legal structures have been developed, from constitutions, to legislative and executive bodies with subsequent variations in development of case law.
We all share development of agendas for sustainability and resilience and employ the same tools such as Geographic Information Systems.  These panels have extended the speaker’s "cultures of planning" to cross the oceans, not just state boundaries.


UPFC Module 3:  Great Places in America:  Creating Conversations About Planning and What People Actually Care About.

APA's flagship program, Great Places in America (GP in A), has spawned similar programs in Australia, the UK and Canada as well as in many U.S. States.  Now over a decade old, GP in A and similar programs have designated over 400 streets, neighborhoods, and public spaces. 
The speaker will be sharing his experience when he created a successful course named “Great Streets, Great Neighborhoods” at the University of Oregon. 


What makes a place "great," and how might we learn and, when appropriate, replicate the characteristics of a great place? The program has proven far more successful in getting media coverage and reaching people than other elements of APA's communications strategy, much of which is oriented inwardly to our members and professional colleagues. GP in A doesn't "tell the planning story" but enables people to have conversations about planning.  It becomes their story, one that they own and can retell.

Continuing Professional Development Points (CPD)

CPD points are awarded upon completion of seminar and course as follows:

20th Sept -

1) SIP 8 points for seminar and course module 1&2.                    

2) BOA/SIA 2 points for seminar.                

3) PEB 2 points for module 1 to 3, 5 points for seminar.

21st Sept -

1) SIP 2 points.                                                        

2) BOA/SIA 2 points for module 1 to 3.                                                        

3) PEB 2 points for module 1 to 3. 


Dates and Time:

  • Module 1 and 2  -  20th Sept 2017, 9am to 5pm.                                 
  • Module 3  -  21st Sept 2017, 3pm - 5pm                                               


Venue:

  •  Module 1 and 2 at 93 Toa Payoh Central. Toa Payoh Central Community Building.  Theatrette at level 3. Singapore 319194 
  • Module 3 at  CLC Plazza. Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC).                                      Level 7. The URA Centre. 45 Maxwell Road.                                        Singapore 069118

Fees:

  • Module 1 and 2 as follows:

- SIP members - combined fees of $100 for this course and Disruption in Urban Planning Seminar.

- Non-members - combined fees of $200 for this course and Disruption in Urban Planning Seminar.

  • Module 3 – Free entry.

The events are customized for participants to attend UPFC Course Module 1 and 2 and Disruption in Urban Planning Seminar on the same day. If you have registered and make payment for UPFC Course Module 1 and 2,  there is no need to register again for Disruption in Urban Planning Seminar.                                                                                       Please note that for module 3 dress code is business attire.                        (Coat without Tie)

For 20th Sept, please take note that lunch is not provided. Light snacks and drinks will be provided during afternoon break only.


Registration 

Module 3 - Please register here.

Module 1 and 2  as below:



Please download and fill in the registration form and send to carine@planning.org.sg