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

30 Jun 2024

Media Interview on Climate Resilient Citizenry on ‘How Do We Beat The Heat’ (CNA, 30.06.2024)

CNA’s Talking Point discussed strategies to beat the heat, featuring interviews with Dr Zheng Kai and Dr Samuel Chng. [...]

19 Jun 2024

Media Interview on HDB’s unveil of Chencharu masterplan with park, bus-only corridor (CNA, 12.06.2024)

Channel NewsAsia's Singapore Tonight featured the Chencharu masterplan that was unveiled by HDB and the segment starts from the 8.45-min mark, including a quote from LKYCIC's Dr Harvey Neo. [...]

7 Jun 2024

World Cities Summit 2024 participation by LKYCIC and SUTD

Read about the recently-concluded World Cities Summit 2024 participation by LKYCIC and SUTD here. [...]

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. [...]

Featured Events and Visits

30 Jul 2024

LKY CIC Brown Bag Lunchtime Talk: “In AI We Trust: How Humans Teach an AI to Reciprocate Trust”

Synopsis We study whether humans trust an Artificial Intelligence (AI) when they are given the opportunity to teach the AI how […]

18 Jul 2024

Future-Ready Society Conference Series: Learning Journey 2 – Citizens’ Assemblies, Panels and Juries

This panel centers on the concept of citizen assemblies as a means of collective decision-making and community empowerment. [...]

2 Jul 2024

Public Lecture: “The Urban Lab : Innovating for Density and Scarcity”

The talk will focus on how we have been addressing two of the most difficult issues that confront us - an increasingly dense environment and the scarcity of fundamental resources such as land, water and energy. The lecture provides useful insights for all who live and work in Singapore and are interested to contribute to making ours an even more liveable, sustainable and vibrant city. [...]

26 Jun 2024

LKY CIC Brown Bag Lunchtime Talk: “Modelling Cities as Complex Adaptive Systems: CitySIM – An Agent-Based System for Modelling and Simulating Cities”

Synopsis Cities are complex entities that consists of many interacting systems. Cities are expected to grow in size and diversity, face […]

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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