In this seminar, Ms Boey will trace the landscaping of HDB new towns since its inception in the 1960s until the 21st Century. She will explain how the Garden City Concept is incorporated into HDB’s landscape policies through the creative landscape designs.
The hierarchy of parks, green connectors, precinct and inter-precinct spaces are identified in Tampines New Town, and the environmental concepts which she spent over ten years in planning, designing and implementing will be discussed. The new town won the UN Habitat Award in 1991.
With higher density housing, roof gardens are now integrated into the housing as part of the built environment. HDB and other government authorities’ efforts in this area will also be discussed in this seminar.
There is a need to strike a balance between greenery and the built environment and the seminar will consider the problems of plant maintenance cost versus the dense and lush planting of the “condominium-style living”.
About the speaker
Miss Boey Yut Mei is an architect, urban designer, planner and landscape architect. She has worked in the Housing and Development Board since 1977. Since 1989, she has been Head of HDB’s Landscape Studio, working in the area of planning, designing and implementing landscaping in HDB Towns and estates. She is currently the Vice-President (Landscape) in Surbana Consultants Pte. Ltd., a Subsidiary of HDB Corp.
Ms Boey did her Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Singapore. She also did an MA (Urban Design) at the University of Manchester, and a MA (Landscape Design) at the University of Sheffield.
She is very active in community service, and holds positions in many community clubs and public institutions. For example, she is a Citizen Consultative Member of the Tanjong Pagar Community Club, a Charter Member of the Rotary Club of the Civic District and sits on the Board of Directors of the Lion Club of Singapore (Chatsworth). She is also a council member of the Institute of Park and Recreation, and is currently the President of The Culture Society. She is an active fund-raiser for many community courses, particularly for the disabled and elderly.
Public Seminar on
“Creative Landscape and environmental planning in HDB New Towns”
Ms Boey Yut Mei
Surbana Consultants Pte Ltd
Saturday, 27 September 2003
10:00 am – 12:00 noon
Executive Room 5
SDE 2 Level 3
All are Welcome
For more information,
please call Ms Evelyn Lim @ 6874 3403