IWF Singapore member Dr. Cheong Koon Hean, an architect and urban planner who is recognized as instrumental in shaping Singapore’s modern urban landscape was named the 2016 recipient of the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) J.C. Nichols Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development this month. She is the first from Asia to receive the honor, which was presented at the ULI Fall Meeting in Dallas.
The ULI J.C. Nichols Prize was established to recognize an individual, or a person representing an institution, whose career demonstrates a commitment to the highest standards of responsible development.
“Singapore’s story is about how a land and resource-poor city-state has managed to develop a highly livable, high-density city,” she says. “Long-term comprehensive planning, thoughtful urban design, and responsible governance have helped us become more sustainable, livable, and economically vibrant, bringing jobs and a better quality of life for our people.”
Dr. Cheong is a past IWF Women Who Make a Difference Honoree.
Read the full story at the Magazine of the Urban Land Institute.