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Digitalising our SMEs – Benefits, Costs and Considerations

14th October, 2021|

Dr Samuel Chng and Prof Lim Sun Sun discuss how Singapore's small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) may need further support from all sectors of society as they digitalise and internationalise, while they continue to enhance the dynamism of urban life in Singapore.

Striking a Chord: Investigating Singapore’s Beloved National Day Songs

10th August, 2021|

The first national day song, Stand Up for Singapore, continues to be a beloved tune amongst citizens; however, the same cannot be said for some of the other tunes that have not achieved the same level of popularity and memorability, fading shortly after their release. Why do some songs ‘stick’ but not others?

Facilitating social mixing in public spaces

5th May, 2021|

Public spaces are shared spaces where people from all walks of life encounter one another as they go about their daily activities. As a space of encounter, they hold considerable potential as a platform for community building and strengthening social resilience.

COVID-19 and the Future of Work

8th May, 2020|

We are currently in the midst of an accelerated race towards the “Future of Work,” fueled by the growth of digitalization and automation. In this post, we explore what new work arrangements due to the COVID-19 pandemic have shown about the possible futures of work.

Transforming industries and workplaces in an era of climate change

11th February, 2020|

At the end of 2019, many predictions were made about the key trends that would shape business in the next decade. Almost all of the predictions include new technologies and online platforms: 5G, artificial intelligence, e-commerce and digital currencies to name a few. But there is another disruptive force that is frequently mentioned alongside technology: climate change.

What do Singaporeans want from Driverless Mobility?

6th February, 2020|

The deployment of Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) in cities is an exciting development and we currently see them being tested in a growing number of trials in many cities around the world. In this post, we share some preliminary findings from a Driverless Mobility Dialogue hosted by the Centre and the Sustainable Urban Mobility Research Laboratory at SUTD.

Under the ban of e-scooters

17th December, 2019|

Dr. Sam Chng explores the new rules and policy for electric scooter on Channel News Asia's podcast series ‘Heart of the Matter.'

GitHub as a mechanism for public participation?

7th May, 2019|

Digital participation has become a hot topic in recent years, whereby traditional methods of gathering feedback from the public – Town Halls, workshops and meetings – are increasingly being augmented by online tools. In this blog post we explore the potential for existing digital collaboration platforms such as GitHub to support participatory planning.