Gleam insights from our leaders and advisors
Dr Liu Thai Ker is widely recognised as the “Architect of Modern Singapore” for his extensive contribution to the country’s housing and urban landscape. He spent 24 years in Singapore’s public service, serving as the chief architect and chief executive of the Housing Development Board, where he oversaw the development of 20 new towns and over half a million housing units. He also served as Singapore’s chief planner and chief executive of the Urban Redevelopment Authority, where he led the agency in developing the 1991 Concept Master Plan.
Before starting MORROW, Dr Liu was a Senior Director at RSP Architects Planners and Engineers, a multi-disciplinary consultancy firm that he joined in 1992.
Ms Elyssa Ludher is a food security expert and urban planner. She is concurrently a Visiting Fellow at ISEAS- Yusof Ishak Institute. Prior to that, Ms Ludher contributed to food policy research at the World Bank, Centre for Liveable Cities Singapore, and the Singapore Food Agency.
Ms Ludher’s publications have included “Rice Production and Food Security in SEA under Threat from El Niño”, “RICH Food Smart City”, “Food and the City: Overcoming Challenges for Food Security”, and “Preparing for a Climate Resilient Singapore”. She has a double Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning and Bioresource Engineering. In her free time, she paints.