SPEAKERS

Dr. Samuel Chng - Singapore

Dr. Samuel Chng is a Research Fellow and heads the Urban Psychology Lab in the Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities at the Singapore University of Technology and Design. He is an applied social psychologist and his research focuses on human behaviour and decisions in cities across a range of areas including the introduction of new disruptive technologies and the future of work and sustainability. His work is multidisciplinary and applied in nature, focusing on delivering practical and policy impacts.

Li Yu Zhou - Singapore

Yu Zhou is a Director at MORROW and the General Manager of MORROW Shanghai. Yu Zhou, who is responsible for MORROW’s international urban planning efforts, has been practising as an urban planner since completing his Masters in Architecture at the National University of Singapore. Professionally, Yu Zhou is a versatile planner-designer who can manage projects from macro to micro-scale and has been involved in master planning projects with population sizes ranging from a few hundred thousand to millions, such as Central Business Districts, Tourism Districts, Residential Neighbourhoods and High-Tech Parks. 

Christian Schantl - Vienna

Christian Schantl, born 1959 in Carinthia, Austria studied physical education and Literature. Before joining Wiener Wohnen he held various positions in the areas of marketing and communication. Among other things, he was managing director of the Festspielhaus St. Pölten and the Lower Austrian Danube Festival, head of marketing of the Austrian Railway Company ÖBB or executive partner of the Viennese Public Relations agency Conter PR. Until 2019 he was head of marketing and communication at Wiener Wohnen for about nine years, since August 2019 he is head of the International Relations department.

Frank Liu - Houston

Mr. Liu is the founder of Lovett Commercial, Lovett Homes, InTown Homes and Lovett Industrial. A Chinese American born in Taiwan, Mr. Liu emigrated to the U.S. in 1971 and arrived in Houston in 1973. He graduated from Rice University with a civil engineering degree. In 1995 Mr. Liu founded Lovett Commercial, specializing in commercial development and redevelopment. In 2003, further growth led to his development of InTown Homes, a design-driven and environmentally friendly residential development company working in emerging neighborhoods. Mr. Liu has worked with some of the world’s finest architects and designers, including OMA, Snohetta, and DPZ.