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

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. [...]

2 Feb 2024

New journal paper by Yohei Kato

Kato, Yohei., Lim, Samson., & Chong, Keng Hua. (2024) Collaboration as organizational empowerment: a network perspective. Journal of Community Practice, […]

18 Jan 2024

Staff Achievement: Dr Belinda Yuen

LKYCIC is pleased to announce that Dr Belinda Yuen has been appointed to the editorial board of AIMS Urban Resilience and Sustainability. [...]

11 Jan 2024

How workers and firms can hedge bets and widen opportunities (ST, 05.01.2024)

Straits Times published a commentary on how workers and firms can hedge bets and widen opportunities in a world marked by disruption. The article mentioned a research study done by LKYCIC. [...]

Featured Events and Visits

20 Feb 2024

LKY CIC Brown Bag Lunchtime Talk: “Promises and pitfalls of virtual nature on well-being and human-nature relations”

Synopsis Urbanization and digitalization have contributed to a physical and psychological disconnect between people and nature, which has detrimental consequences for […]

23 Jan 2024

LKY CIC Brown Bag Lunchtime Talk: “Urban Agetech: The Automated City as an Ageing-Friendly City?”

Synopsis Having ageing/age-friendly cities continues to be important, with people living longer and populations ageing. While an ageing/age-friendly city need not […]

9 Jan 2024

Courtesy call by Ambassador to Singapore, Republic of Finland, His Excellency Juha Markkanen and Delegation

LKYCIC was delighted to host the Ambassador to Singapore, Republic of Finland, His Excellency Juha Markkanen and Delegation on 9 Jan 2024. [...]

1 Dec 2023

Visit by Mr Jonathan Rose, Pior + Partners & Mr Tashi Penjor, Royal Government of Bhutan

LKYCIC was delighted to host Mr Jonathan Rose, Director of Prior + Partners and Mr Tashi Penjor, Architect and Chief Planner, Royal Government of Bhutan and Member of the Royal Commission for Urban Development, Bhutan on 1 Dec 2023. [...]

Pillars of Research

Research

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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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