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Trial Class: Master of Planning and Urban Design (Majoring in Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Tropical Urbanism)

Events   Trial Class: Master of Planning and Urban Design (Majoring in Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Tropical Urbanism)

When and where

Date & Time: Saturday 8th June 2019 | 9:00am - 12:30pm (Registration starts at 8.30am)
Location: Singapore campus (149 Sims Drive 387380)

Master of Planning and Urban Design
(Majoring in Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Tropical Urbanism)

Trial Class Highlights
An urbanism program that addresses the challenges facing the 21st century tropical city

  • The first inter-disciplinary degree majoring in Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Tropical Urbanism
  • A collaboration between James Cook University and Pomeroy Academy to combine the best of academia and green industry
  • A selection of multi-city cultural immersion programs as well as ‘Studio’ experience
  • Inter-disciplinary training to prepare the student for the increasing complexity of the built environment industry

Subject for Disaster Resilience - Leadership in Disaster Management (EV5614)

Leaders in disasters are people with the ability to lead and facilitate collaborating organisations and communities in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from events and their impacts. Such individuals should have extensive knowledge and understanding of the principles of disaster management, the disaster management arrangements in place locally, jurisdictionally, nationally and internationally and the practice of disaster management. They should also possess high-level skills necessary to assume leadership roles in emergency management organisations before, during and after such events. This module will help you developing a critical understanding of the key issues confronting disaster management and the strategies required to manage those issues; will train relationship and team building skills; will demonstrate insight into the abilities needed to lead and manage a multidisciplinary team through preparation for and response to disasters.

Subject for Sustainable Tropical Urbanism - Urban Ecosystems (EV5130)

Population increase is leading to dramatic urbanization in the Asian sub-continent. Across the continent large-scale migration from the countryside to the cities is a phenomenon that is putting pressure on Asian megacities. Existing urban architectural and planning models struggle to accommodate the increased population and provide open/green spaces for recreation. This module will aim to explore a vertical urban theory that facilitates development in a sustainably inclusive manner. It will go through in detail planning principles that allow for greener, appropriately orientated social spaces that are climatic responsive, more integrated with circulation patterns within the tall building to permit an ease of movement, and activated by communal and economic uses to encourage greater social interaction within developments.


8.30am Registration Begins
9:00am Trial Class by Dr. Simona Azzali, Lecturer, Urban Design, James Cook University
(Subject for Disaster Resilience – Leadership in Disaster Management)
10.30am Break
10.45am Trial Class by Prof. Jason Pomeroy, Founding Principal, Pomeroy Academy & Pomeroy Studio
(Subject for Sustainable Tropical Urbanism – Urban Ecosystems)
12.15pm Q&A
12.30pm Consultations with our Academics and Marketing Staff

Speaker Profile

Prof. Jason Pomeroy
Founding Principal, Pomeroy Academy & Pomeroy Studio

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 sustainable design firm Pomeroy Studio based in Singapore. He gained his Undergraduate and Postgraduate degrees from the Canterbury School of Architecture, a Masters degree from the University of Cambridge, and a PhD from the University of Westminster. He also holds professorship at the University of Nottingham (UK), Universita IUAV di Venezia (Italy) and James Cook University (Australia). Jason also works to raise awareness of the cultural role architecture plays in society through his award-winning television series’ ‘Smart Cities 2.0’, ‘City Time Traveller’ and ‘City Redesign’.

Dr. Simona Azzali
Lecturer, Urban Design, James Cook University

Dr. Simona Azzali is a lecturer and researcher in urban design at JCU Singapore where she coordinates the Master of Planning and Urban Design and teaches modules on planning and sustainable urbanism. Prior to commencing her appointment at James Cook University, she worked and researched for various renowned academic institutions as the National University of Singapore, UCL London, Politecnico di Milano, and Qatar University, where she also undertook her Ph.D. With more than 25 publications, Dr. Simona Azzali has published extensively and presented her work in international conferences in the field of urban studies and planning.  Her teaching experience covers four different universities in Milan, Doha, and Singapore where she has taught core modules, elective courses, and studios. She has also contributed to organizing several events, workshops, and initiatives on urban design and architecture topics.

(Attendance by RSVP only)

*Photos and video will be taken during the event for news and various publicity purposes