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Big sweep at SIP planning awards

Chief judge Paul Farmer presenting Philip Tan with the awards garnered by the SJ Planning team (right)

Surbana Jurong’s Planning Group has walked away with its biggest haul yet at the SIP Planning Awards.

It snapped up five awards in four categories at the Singapore Institute of Planners’ 5th SIP awards, winning in all the categories it competed. The gala dinner and awards ceremony was held on 21st September 2017 at The Swissotel Merchant Court, where the who’s who in the urban planning fraternity gathered to recognise the industry’s best.

SJ took top spot in three categories – for Best Project for Resilient Planning, Best Planning Project and Best Urban Design Project.

Philip Tan, Managing Director of the Urban Planning Group called this “a great milestone for the five projects competing among 59 other project entries by local and foreign consultants”.

He added that Surbana Jurong “has been consistently winning these awards since the programme was first inaugurated in 2008, a testament that Surbana Jurong is at the forefront creating value in planning cities and also representing the Singapore brand experience in planning townships, where Singapore is widely known to be the innovative and leading showcase to many international communities”.

On the judging panel were W. Paul Farmer (past president, American Planning Association), Fong Chun Wah (Deputy CEO, HDB), Hwang Yu Ning (Chief Planner, URA), and Mohinder Singh (Dean, LTA Academy).

Surbana Jurong winners at the SIP awards 2017:

Social Resilient Plan for Amaravati, India / Best Project for Resilient Planning / Gold
Northern Savannah Ecological Zone (NSEZ) Regional Concept Plan, Ghana / Best Planning Project / Gold
Kaloum Redevelopment Master Plan 2040, Conakry Guinea / Best Urban Design Project / Silver
(no Gold was awarded)
Mwanza City Master Plan, Tanzania / Best Planning Project / Bronze
Arusha City Centre Urban Design, Tanzania / Best Urban Design Project / Merit

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