TAN Puay Yok (Dr)
Master of Landscape Architecture Programme Director
Dr. Tan Puay Yok currently serves as the Programme Director for MLA and leader of Landscape Studies research group. His academic training was in horticulture science and plant physiology, and his research, teaching, and professional activities now focus on the science, policies, and practices of urban greening and ecology of the built environment. He combines his background in the sciences, experience in urban governance from the public sector, and interactions with practitioners to apply knowledge for urban greening to improve environmental quality and societal well-being. He currently serves as Associate Editor for Landscape and Urban Planning and Journal of Urban Ecology, and Review Editor of Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. He is active in international collaborations, grant reviews and publishes widely in different forums. He also advises on greening policies, landscape design and planning projects in the region as a means of transferring knowledge from the academia to practice.