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Transforming the Urban Landscape

14th June, 2017|

In May, Professor Chan was invited to join the Milken Institute Global Conference in Los Angeles, a gathering of thought leaders to discuss ideas and solutions to some of the world’s most complex problems, and discuss the topic of "Transforming the Urban Landscape."

Ageing Urbanism: Maintaining mobility through cycling and transit

30th May, 2017|

Singapore is a world leader in transport system design and has one of the most cost-efficient public transport networks in the world. Given that transportation is one of the major determinants of active ageing in Singapore, the Government has been acting to achieve a seamless transport system that promote the use of public transportation for commuting, including among older aged cohorts.

Ageing Urbanism: Seniors and visual arts participation

23rd March, 2017|

Under the Lee Li Ming Programme for Ageing Urbanism, we have been researching the changing housing and recreational needs of the elderly in Singapore, focusing on the area of Bukit Panjang, in the north side of the city-state. Through this research, we identified the need to dive deeper into the recreational component of how people age and how this component affects their health, well-being, happiness and overall quality of life.

The Making of a Smart Nation

15th February, 2017|

On December 12, the LKYCIC Director Poon King Wang and myself were invited to the Smart Cities Dialogue Platform in Berlin. It was an opportunity to liaise with other cities on their Smart City initiatives and share the work of the Centre, as well as for us to highlight the attempts of some countries in

Innovation opportunities in China’s urban mobility for the next five years

7th December, 2016|

On 20 July 2016, the China Ministry of Transport published their 13th Five-Year Plan on developing urban mobility across Chinese cities. By 2020, China envisions to have developed a smart urban mobility infrastructure, which is efficient, fast, safe, comfortable, affordable, reliable, low-carbon, and public-transport-centric, with a projected annual ridership of 120 billion. A range of

The impact of China’s new regulations on Uber and DiDi

5th October, 2016|

Many countries and cities have been working to understand the balance of how to embrace the 'sharing economy,' while also regulating them to ensure safe conditions, regulatory and tax compliance and fair competition with the existing players. Most recently, China has taken the lead to set requirements for app-based hailing services that are in line