About APSA

The Asian Planning Schools Association (APSA) is a non-profit and non-political association that aims at providing opportunities for scholars and planners to discuss issues related to planning, to exchange opinions and understand problems of planning in Asian countries, and to foster new generations of academics and professional planners in Asia.

The objectives of APSA are

  • To provide an Asian forum for the identification and discussion of planning issues and the development of collaborative research
  • To encourage the conduct and dissemination of collaborative research and dissemination of its results by researchers and professionals in planning education in Asia
  • To promote opportunities for the development of planning curricula and research in the context of planning education and practice in Asia
  • To encourage the development of and provision for the dissemination of information on new and improved methods of coping with planning (urban, rural, regional, and environmental) issues in Asia
  • To enhance opportunities for the conduct of research and development project on issues of mutual interest in Asia in cooperation with international agencies to include bilateral support
  • To provide assistance to members in overcoming barriers to the international movement of staff and students between planning educational institutions in Asia and in enhancing opportunities for exchanging staff and students between the regions represented in the membership.

For more information, http://apsaweb.org/

Honorary President
Prof. Sadao WATANABE
Email: dt21513@ns.kogakuin.ac.jp

Past President
Prof. Dr Syed Zainol Abidin IDID
Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
81310 UTM Skudai, Johor Darul Ta’zim, Malaysia
Tel: (+60-7) 55 3-0607   Fax: (+60-7) 556-6155
Email: ididsza@yahoo.com
Web: www.fab.utm.my

Prof. Jian LIU
School of Architecture, Tsinghua University
Beijing 100084, China
Tel: (+86-10) 6278-6507   Fax: (+86-10) 6278-3328
E-mail: liujian@tsinghua.edu.cn
Web: http://www.arch.tsinghua.edu.cn/

Prof. Mack Joong CHOI  
Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Seoul National University
San 56 1 Shinlim Dong, Kwanak Gu, Seoul 151 742, Korea
Tel : (+82 2) 880 1442   Fax : (+82 2) 887 6905
Email: macks@snu.ac.kr 
Web: gses.snu.ac.kr

Secretary General
Prof. Atsushi DEGUCHI
Department of Urban Engineering, The University of Tokyo
7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656, Japan
Tel: (+81-3) 5841-6261   Fax: (+81-3) 5841-6265
Email: deguchi@edu.k.u-tokyo.ac.jp
Web: www.due.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/

Executive Committee Member
Prof. Bakti SETIAWAN
Department of Architecture and Planning, Gadjah Mada University
Jl. Grafika 2 Sekip, Yogyakarta 55281, Indonesia
Tel : (+62 274) 580092   Fax : (+62 274) 580854
Email: bobi.setiawan@ugm.ac.id
Web: www.archiplan.ugm.ac.id

Prof. Anthony Gar On YEH 
Department of Urban Planning and Design, The University of Hong Kong
Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong SAR China
Tel: (+852) 2859 2721   Fax: (+852) 2559 0468
Email: Anthony.Yeh@hku.hk 
Web: www.dupad.hku.hk