Director, Place Management

Mr Jason Chen is the Director of Place Management at the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), Singapore’s land use planning and conservation authority with a mission to make Singapore a great city to live, work and play.

In his role, he leads a team to drive URA’s efforts in enlivening public spaces, including community-led programmes. This includes the management of State land, as well as the organisation of events and activities in places such as Marina Bay and the Singapore River.

His team plans and organises the annual Marina Bay Singapore Countdown and i Light Marina Bay sustainable light art festival, as well as oversees major public space activation initiatives such as Streets for People and the pilot Business Improvement District programme.

Jason holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the National University of Singapore, and a master’s degree in Mass Communications from the University of South Australia. Before joining URA, Jason held various positions in the private sector and the Singapore Armed Forces.

Jason has been with URA since 2008 and took on his current role as Director of the Place Management Department in 2012.

Sessions

Feb 21

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Discussion: District Level Placemaking—Tech x Design x Community

4:30 PM – 5:15 PM
Big Picture (Theatre), Capital Tower Level 9

Find out how developers, designers, planners and tech experts are using innovative techniques to enhance placemaking and transform the management of real estate assets.