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

14 Mar 2024

“Making Cities of the Future Better Today” – LKYCIC Lecture in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Dr Harvey Neo delivered a lecture titled “Making Cities of the Future Better Today” to top-government officials and industry and university leaders in Cambodia in an event jointly organised by the Embassy of Singapore in Cambodia and Cambodia’s Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction. [...]

29 Feb 2024

Media Broadcast on Committee of Supply 2024 debate, Day 1: Chee Hong Tat on sustainability reporting and ease of transacting with Government agencies (CNA, 28.02.2024)

Channel NewsAsia televised the Committee of Supply 2024 debate where Second Minister for Finance Mr Chee Hong Tat made mention […]

29 Feb 2024

Media Broadcast on Budget 2024 debate: Patrick Tay on financial support for the involuntarily unemployed (CNA, 27.02.2024)

Channel NewsAsia televised the Budget 2024 debate where MP Patrick Tay made mention of a study on underemployment conducted by […]

8 Feb 2024

Staff Achievement: Prof Chan Heng Chee

LKYCIC is pleased to announce that Prof Chan Heng Chee's conferment as SUTD Honorary Professor. [...]

Featured Events and Visits

30 Apr 2024

LKY CIC Brown Bag Lunchtime Talk: “What Doesn’t Break Us, Makes Us Stronger: Conflicts and Locus of Control”

Synopsis The destruction caused by wars and conflicts extends beyond its physical domain and has a drastic impact on mental health, […]

26 Apr 2024

Book Launch of The City Rebooted: Networks, Connectivity and Place Identities in Singapore

LKYCIC is organizing the launch of the book “The City Rebooted: Networks, Connectivity and Place Identities in Singapore”, edited by Prof Chan Heng Chee, Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) Honorary Professor, Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities (LKYCIC) and Dr Harvey Neo, Professorial Research Fellow, LKYCIC, SUTD. [...]

25 Apr 2024

Public Lecture: “Planning for Australian Cities: National Urban Policies and Future Challenges”

This presentation briefly reviews the prospects for developing a national urban policy for Australia and outlines the contemporary challenges– demographic, social, environmental, economic and political – which face Australian cities in the post-Covid period. [...]

18 Apr 2024

Ideas Festival – Insights from the Humanities & Social Science: Double Seminar on “AI x Workers + Making Sense of the Future”

The Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities (LKYCIC) presents a double seminar featuring two presentations that shed light on interesting and highly pertinent topics of our times. Join us for an exciting and insightful session! [...]

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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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