The keynote address will cover observations and insights from Professor Jason Pomeroy's travels to tropical cities as an architect, academic, urban planner and TV personality. The talk will also address why Singapore has managed to transform itself from a colonial trading entrepot to financial hub, and a model tropical global garden city.
Insights to Tropical Cities as an Architect, Academic, Urban Planner and TV Personality
Prof. Jason Pomeroy is an award-winning architect, academic, and TV personality at the forefront of the sustainable built environment agenda. He is the Founding Principal of Singapore-based sustainable urbanism, architecture, design and research firm Pomeroy Studio, and sustainable education provider, Pomeroy Academy. In addition to leading Pomeroy Studio, Prof. Jason is the author of ‘Pod Off Grid: Explorations in Low Energy Waterborne Communities’ (2016), ‘The Skycourt and Skygarden: Greening the Urban Habitat’ (2014) and ‘Idea House: Future Tropical Living Today’ (2011).
Prof. Jason also works to raise awareness of the cultural role architecture plays in society through his award-winning television series on Channel NewsAsia – ‘Smart Cities 2.0‘, ‘City Time Traveller’ and ‘City Redesign’, which have been aired throughout Asia and the Middle East. He is also a featured speaker on all aspects of urbanism and sustainability at global conferences and events including TEDx and the World Architecture Festival.
Pomeroy Academy is a provider of training and educational course in the field of sustainability for the built environment industry. The courses are specialist in nature and are focused on the process of designing climate responsive sustainable built environments through an evidence-based approach. The courses seek to heighten awareness of the green agenda amongst qualified built environment professionals, and provide the necessary skills to make a difference in their respective fields. The Academic was founded by Prof Jason Pomeroy, an award-winning architect, academic, author and TV personality, whose interests lie in sharing sustainable design knowledge with an industry that is increasingly needing to respond to climate change.