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

17 May 2024

Media Interview on achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 (8 World News,15.05.2024)

8 World News reported that a nationwide survey found that just 15 percent of respondents knew about Singapore’s goal of reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. The study was conducted in collaboration with the Lloyd’s Register Foundation Institute for the Public Understanding of Risk (Ipur) at NUS, LKYCIC at SUTD, and the Environmental Behavioural Sciences and Economics Research Unit of the Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment. Dr Samuel Chng offers his insights on strategies to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 at the 1:08min-mark. [...]

16 May 2024

In conversation with Cheong Koon Hean (MEDICUS, 2024 Issue 2)

The Duke-NUS Magazine MEDICUS interviewed Prof Cheong Choon Hean on her thoughts of how urban environments affect health and how can arising urban issues be tackled. [...]

6 May 2024

Daily Cuts – Is Tampines indeed Singapore’s most well-connected regional centre? (CNA938, 03.05.2024)

Singapore Today's Lance Alexander and Justine Moss speak with Dr Harvey Neo, Research Fellow and Head of Programme for Cities and Urban Science and Urban Environmental Sustainability, Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities, about whether Tampines is indeed Singapore's most well-connected regional centre. [...]

26 Apr 2024

New book edited by Prof Chan Heng Chee and Dr Harvey Neo

The City Rebooted: Networks, Connectivity and Place Identities in Singapore [...]

Featured Events and Visits

21 Jun 2024

LKY CIC Brown Bag Lunchtime Talk: “Using citizen science for a deeper understanding of the urban built environment”

Synopsis This presentation explores the use of citizen science; highlighting the potential for this underutilised methodology to create better, data driven, […]

15 May 2024

Getting to Net Zero: Knowledge and Perceptions in Singapore

An event to launch the “Getting to Net Zero Report” – a collaborative study between IPUR, MSE and LKYCIC. [...]

13 May 2024

Visit by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) led by Mr Joe Hooper, Director

LKYCIC was delighted to host United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) led by Mr Joe Hooper, Director on 13 May 2024. [...]

13 May 2024

Trending Thoughts: Seminar Series “Why Complexity Science is essential for the Understanding of how Cities work.”

Mr Peter Ho is the Senior Advisor to the Centre for Strategic Futures, Chairman of the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Singapore (URA), Chairman of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC), Chairman of the Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise (CREATE) Governing Council, among many appointments. [...]

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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