Mr Huang Zhongwen
Director, Design & Planning Lab, Urban Redevelopment Authority, Singapore
Mr Huang Zhongwen heads URA’s Design & Planning Lab (DPLab),where he leads an inter-disciplinary team to spearhead URA’s efforts in catalysing the digitalisation of urban planning and design, incubate digital competencies, as well as foster innovations and partnerships.
A geographer by training from London School of Economics, with background in science and math, and passion for cities and technology, he joined URA in 2012 and was involved in the long-term plans and policies for transport, utilities and underground space. He pioneered efforts to build up futures capabilities and use of spatial analytics and modelling for more informed urban planning; as well as build-up Ops-Tech capabilities to enhance the planning process with scenario planning tools, the use of planning analytics and AI technologies.