Professor Peter G. Rowe is a Distinguished Service Professor from Harvard University, and was formerly the Dean of Harvard University's Graduate School of Design, the Chairman of the Urban Planning and Design Department, and the Director of the Urban Design Programs. Professor Rowe's research and consulting experience are extensive, diverse and international in scope. He has served as a principal investigator on projects sponsored by a wide range of U.S. government agencies, and has served as an advisor to a number of cities on matters of urban design and planning including Beijing, Guiyang, Guangzhou, Kunming, Shanghai, Suzhou, Wuhan and Wenzhou in China; Incheon in South Korea and Barcelona in Spain. He was also a board member of several prominent cultural and academic institutions, like the Center for Canadian Architecture and the Cities Programme of the London School of Economics, as well as on the board of several companies involved in low-cost housing provision and the use of environmentally sustainable technologies. He is currently a high-level international expert to the Chinese government based at Tsing Hua University. His experience covers cultural interpretation and design, as well as the urban form discourse, issues of economic development, historic conservation, housing provision and resource sustainability.
Limin Hee is Director of Research at Singapore's Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC), a knowledge centre for liveable and sustainable cities, where she has oversight of research strategies, content development and international collaborations. Prior to joining the CLC, she taught at the School of Design and Environment at the National University of Singapore, where she was also a Principal Investigator at the Centre for Sustainable Asian Cities, as well as being jointly appointed at the Asia Research Institute. Her research is focused on liveability and sustainability and its agenda for architecture, urbanism and public space. Dr Hee has published widely on cities, including in international refereed journals and architectural reviews, and her recent books include Constructing Singapore Public Space (Springer, 2016) and Future Asian Space (NUS Press, 2012). She obtained her Doctor of Design from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University.