Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities

The Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities (LKYCIC) is a research institute in the Singapore University of Technology and Design. The Centre seeks to stimulate thinking and research on the critical issues of cities and urbanisation and explore the integrated use of technology, design and policy to provide urban solutions.

News and Updates

21 Sep 2023

Media Interview on “34km of new cycling paths to be built in Jurong West, Bukit Batok, Clementi, Queenstown” (CNA, 11.09.2023)

Channel NewsAsia reported that 34km of new cycling paths will be built in the Western part of Singapore. The segment showed an interview with LKYCIC’s Dr Samuel Chng. [...]

9 Sep 2023

Congratulations to the Class of 2023 and Welcome the Class of 2024!

On 9 September 2023, we officially graduated our fifth cohort of Master’s in Urban Science, Planning and Policy graduates. We are […]

5 Sep 2023

New journal by Li Yunjing (Jennifer)

Coexisting or coworking? The reconfigured office spaces in two emerging global cities. Journal of Urban Affairs. https://doi.org/10.1080/07352166.2023.2242531 [...]

4 Sep 2023

Media Interview on “Human Footprint-The Urban Jungle” (PBS, 02.08.2023)

PBS (Public Broadcasting) produced a six-part series called the ‘Human Footprint’, hosted by Princeton evolutionary biologist Shane Campbell-Staton to explore how human activity impacts the planet. Episode 5 featured a segment on Singapore and was aired in USA on 2 Aug 2023. Prof Cheong Koon Hean was interviewed on how Singapore embraced biophilic design, and its success in balancing housing and development with greening and biodiversity. The architect of Kampong Admiralty, Pearl Chee, was also featured. [...]

Featured Events

23 Oct 2023

Future-Ready Society Conference: Peers, Places and Platforms – the Future of Empowered Communities

In light of the climate crisis, economic inequality and the ever-present threat of social fragmentation, this conference examines whether communities […]

19 Oct 2023

LKY CIC Brown Bag Lunchtime Talk: “The interplay between nature experiences, human health and environmental conservation. “

Synopsis Spending time in nature could alleviate many of the stresses of modern life. A regular “dose” of nature reduces the […]

12 Oct 2023

LKY CIC Brown Bag Lunchtime Talk: “Relational Empowerment: Insights from Network Studies in Japan and the US”

Synopsis Empowerment cannot be achieved in isolation: it requires the collaboration of individuals, organizations, and communities, pooling together resources, knowledge, and […]

28 Sep 2023

Future-Ready Society Conference Series: Vibrant Cities and Stronger Communities through Real-World Game Design

Join us for a virtual learning journey with Benjamin Stokes, to understand how ‘Real-World Games’ can contribute to more vibrant […]

Pillars of Research



Master of Urban Science, Policy and Planning

Offered by the Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities and the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Cluster, SUTD’s Master of Science in Urban Science, Policy and Planning is designed in the context of big data and smart city initiatives to train the next generation of urban researchers, analysts and practitioners. Students combine advanced social and data science research methods and computational techniques with urban theory, planning and practice to explore current and emerging topics and shape the cities of the future.

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