Dr. Liu Thai Ker

Senior Director, RSP Architects Planners & Engineers (Pte) Ltd, and Chairman, Centre for Liveable Cities

Dr. Liu Thai Ker, a renowned architect-planner, was Chief Architect & CEO of Housing & Development Board, 1975-1989 where he saw the completion of over half a million dwelling units. He was Chief Planner & CEO of Urban Redevelopment Authority, 1989-1992 for which he spearheaded the major revision of the Singapore Concept Plan 1991. Since 1992, he has been Director of RSP Architects Planners & Engineers (Pte) Ltd, a consulting firm which has projects in Singapore and over a dozen other countries. He has been appointed the planning advisor to over thirty major cities in China.

He is concurrently the Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Centre for Liveable Cities and also a member of several governmental bodies in Singapore. He is also the Adjunct Professor of the School of Design & Environment and of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore as well as the Nanyang Technological University. Dr Liu is a recipient of several awards, both locally and internationally, including most recently The Singapore National Day Award (2015) – The Distinguished Service Order, The Singapore Design Council (2015) – Golden Jubilee Award and The Singapore Institute of Planners Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award (2015).