The VCA symposium 2015 is a 3-day event consisting of the following:
- Open review of 20 design projects presented by 10 international university teams by a panel of jury and experts. The design explores new urban paradigm that houses 100 000 people on 1sq km of land with the theme of "Everyone Contributes". The site is located in Paya Lebar, Singapore.
- Lectures by invited experts on urban design and jury members.
- Jury Forum in which the jury members will discuss their reflections and the issues raised by the various design projects.
- An exhibition of VCA 2014 "Everyone Connects" and a book compiling lasts years' design entries will be launched at the URA Centre.
The aim of the VCA symposium is to use the 20 design projects to surface issues and explore potentials in addressing challenges of Asian high density urbanism. This year, the theme is inspired by the symbiotic structure of an ecological system. The theme emphasizes the idea of community bonding, networks, resource sharing, circular economy, collaboration, adaptability and resilience.
The Symposium is a sharing and learning platform for students, researchers and professionals. They will benefit from the discussions and reflections of ideas initiated by the design explorations.