新加坡科技設計大學社區營造研究經驗分享——以兩項研究為例 The speaker would like to share with you two research projects on community participatory design and creative place-making that some faculty, researchers and students from the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) have recently been working on. 1. Creative Aging City | 有創造力的亞洲老齡城市 A significant challenge for the 21st century is the rapidly ageing populations in Asia. This research aims to re-examine how current urban development interprets aging and creative approaches. The research investigates local place-making efforts in meeting goals for ‘active aging’ and ‘aging in place’ in Asian cities and discusses the emerging trends of ‘creative aging’ under different urban contexts. Through empirical analysis on culture and space, the researchers investigate current population policies and urban design initiatives concerning elderly populations in three developed high-density Asian cities (Singapore, Seoul, and Tokyo), and examine how local elders respond to and adapt their environments to fit their living requirements. Through comparative urban studies on creative ways of constructing aging-friendly places, the research discusses possible urban planning policies conducive for active aging and aging-friendly communities. 2. Participatory Community Design Action Research| 胡志明市社區參與式營造行動研究 Recently, there has been a rise in civic participation across the world that enables communities to participate in defining local needs and in local decision-making processes; and thereby improving their lives and living environment. The roles of design and designers have also started to shift from “design for community” to “design with community”. This action research strives to explore the participatory community design process in Phu Xuan Commune, a suburban district in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Having undergone rapid development in the past few years, Phu Xuan now faces multi-faceted challenges, such as inadequate amenities, flooding, lack of waste management systems, and shortage of public space. Participatory community design approach is new and emerging in many Asian developing countries like Vietnam. Phu Xuan as a choice site of action research has allowed for unique opportunities to work closely with local activists and universities. About the Speaker | 關於演講人 賈錚 (Judy) is a researcher and instructor at the SUTD-MIT International Design Center in Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), a new university established in collaboration with MIT. Her current research, Creative Ageing City, explores connections between the ageing population, the built environment and ageing policies in high-density Asian cities. She has also co-taught "History, Theory and Culture", a core course for undergraduate students, in the Architecture and Sustainable Design Pillar in SUTD. As an active member of Opportunity Lab (O-Lab) – design for social change - in SUTD, she has been guiding interdisciplinary student groups in community participatory design projects in Singapore and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Judy holds a Master in City Planning from MIT in USA and a Bachelor of Architecture from Tsinghua University in mainland China. Before joining SUTD, she worked as an architect/planner on a wide range of projects such as historical neighbourhood rehabilitation planning in China; disaster resilient design in coastal Bangladesh; symposium on “design for social change” and historical landscape restoration in India; waterfront restoration planning in New York City; conservation of a World Heritage Site in Israel; and waterfront urban design in Spain.