COVID-19 and the Future of Work

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.

Learn More | 8th May, 2020

Transforming industries and workplaces in an era of climate change

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.

Learn More | 11th February, 2020

What do Singaporeans want from Driverless Mobility?

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.

Learn More | 6th February, 2020

GitHub as a mechanism for public participation?

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.

Learn More | 7th May, 2019

Towards more participatory governance in Singapore

Towards more participatory governance in Singapore By Hoa Nguyen and Julienne Chen Since the early days of independence, the Singapore government has tried and tested various modes of engagement with its constituents. Many of the earlier iterations of engagement consisted of campaigns to communicate policies and national development goals; however, with time, these methods of engagement

Learn More | 27th December, 2018

Food waste management in Singapore: envisioning the possibilities of a Zero Waste Nation

Food waste management in Singapore: envisioning the possibilities of a Zero Waste Nation By Cheryl Low and Julienne Chen Global food waste is a complex problem that threatens food security and environmental sustainability. It points towards massive inefficiencies and severe mismanagement of resources in the global food network. According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation

Learn More | 17th August, 2018

The Unmet Potential of Singapore’s Common Spaces

Singapore’s route to urban transformation is often narrated as a success story that gave rise to a sleek cityscape of modern skyscrapers, preserved shophouses and iconic public housing estates. What used to be a society housed primarily in low-density village-like ‘kampungs’ in the pre-independence era was quickly transformed into dense residential high rises where roughly 80% of the population now lives. In doing so, the Housing Development Board (HDB) tried to balance the need for density and land optimization with maintaining the close-knit bonds and communities common in the kampungs.

Learn More | 13th June, 2018

Innovation, Government and the Concept of Novelty

Towards a research agenda on what innovation in government consists of, how the current focus on innovation may be changing the public sector service delivery function, and the extent to which it is a distinct phenomenon as opposed to previous cycles of governmental reform efforts.

Learn More | 22nd February, 2018
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