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.


Who cares about polar bears?

CNA produced a documentary featuring LKYCIC research fellow Dr Samuel Chng on the psychology of climate inaction. The show has a tongue-in-cheek title, 'Who cares about polar bears', which alludes that the climate inaction we face today is partly because we find it challenging to relate to climate change. Here, we explored cognitive biases underlying our climate inaction using a series of social experiments and activities for the public audience. This was informed by ongoing research conducted by Dr Samuel Chng and Dr Harvey Neo in the Urban Psychology Lab and the Programme on Urban Environmental Sustainability at the Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities at SUTD. Our current batch of MUSPP students also participated in the filming! The documentary is available here: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/watch/who-cares-about-polar-bears

Staff Achievement: Prof Cheong Koon Hean

LKYCIC is pleased to announce that Prof Cheong Koon Hean was presented the MND Medallion on 1 Nov 2022 by Ms Indranee Rajah, Minister, Prime Minister's Office, Second Minister for Finance and Second Minister for National Development, which acknowledges individuals who have served and contributed significantly to the Ministry of National Development.



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