Adib Jalal is an urbanist on an exploration of making our cities great places for people to live in.

He is the Co-founder and Director of placemaking studio, Shophouse & Co a consultancy that helps developers and communities create lovable places for people to live, work, and play.

Previously, Adib served as the Festival Director of Archifest – a festival of ideas for the city – from 2012 and 2013 where he restructured it to its current form by introducing the Archifest Pavilion competition and other content pillars alongside a new visual identity. He have also had stints as an educator at LASALLE College of the Arts and Temasek Polytechnic School of Design; as a multi-disciplinary designer at award-winning design studio FARM; and as the Editor-In-Chief of FIVEFOOTWAY, a blog about Asian cities which he co-founded in 2007.

He is a World Cities Summit Young Leader and also sits on the Global Placemaking Leadership Council.

Adib is based in Singapore and holds a Bachelor (Hons) Architecture from National University of Singapore.


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