Presentations, Papers, Blog Posts

Chen, Julienne, Hoa Nguyen and Cheryl Low. Co-creating urban solutions: A study of resident-led initiatives in Singapore. Great Asian Streets Symposium / Community Design Network conference. 14-16 December 2018. NUS, Singapore.

Low, Cheryl and Julienne Chen. “Food waste management in Singapore: envisioning the possibilities of a Zero Waste Nation.” Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities, 17 August 2018.

Chen, Julienne. The Role of Resident-Led Initiatives in Co-Creating the City. Association of European Schools of Planning conference. 10-14 July 2018. Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden.

Chen, Julienne and Cheryl Low. “The Unmet Potential of Singapore’s Common Spaces.” Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities, 13 June 2018.


Argyris, C. (1977). Double loop learning in organizations. Harvard business review55(5), 115-125.

Coates, B., & David, R. (2002). Learning for change: The art of assessing the impact of advocacy work. Development in Practice, 12(3-4), 530-541

Collins, Kevin and Ison, Raymond (2006). Dare we jump off Arnstein’s ladder? Social learning as a new policy paradigm. In: Proceedings of PATH (Participatory Approaches in Science & Technology) Conference, 4-7 Jun 2006, Edinburgh.

Haugh, H. (2006). Social enterprise: Beyond economic outcomes and individual returns. In Social entrepreneurship(pp. 180-205). Palgrave Macmillan, London.

Hoekstra, M. S., & Dahlvik, J. (2017). Neighbourhood participation in super-diverse contexts: comparing Amsterdam and Vienna. Urban Research & Practice, 1-19.

King, C., & Cruickshank, M. (2010). Building capacity to engage: community engagement or government engagement?. Community Development Journal47(1), 5-28.

Lazaroo, N. (2017). Rekindling the kampong spirit: Fostering a sense of belonging through community theatre in Singapore. Applied Theatre Research, 5(2), 99-112.

Leviner, N. (2006). Measuring effectiveness: a six year summary of methodology and findings. Ashoka, US.

Mansuri, G., & Rao, V. (2004). Community-based and-driven development: A critical review. The World Bank Research Observer19(1), 1-39.

Mayoux, L. (2003). Advocacy for poverty eradication and empowerment: ways forward for advocacy impact assessment. Retrieved June5, 2007.

Mulgan, G. (2006). Collaboration and collective impact: how can funders, NGOs and governments achieve more together? NESTA, London.

Tan, T.M. (2017, July 16). More ground-up initiatives taking place where residents can help create a better community: Ong Ye Kung. Available at:[Accessed 15 Nov. 2018]

Wiseman, J. (2006). Local Heroes? Learning from Recent Community Strengthening Initiatives in Victoria 1. Australian Journal of Public Administration, 65(2), 95-107.

Wong, C. (2017, July 17). Cardboard collectors get a free meal a day, thanks to Happy People. Available at:[Accessed 15 Nov. 2018]