17 May 2024

Older adults more likely to embrace environmental actions with low costs (Lianhe Zaobao, 15.05.2024) 

Lianhe Zaobao 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. [...]

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. [...]

16 May 2024

In conversation with Cheong Koon Hean (MEDICUS, 2024 Issue 2)

The Duke-NUS Magazine MEDICUS interviewed Prof Cheong Choon Hean on her thoughts of how urban environments affect health and how can arising urban issues be tackled. [...]

16 May 2024

Only 15% of people surveyed are aware of S’pore’s net-zero emission target: Study (ST, 15.05.2024) 

The Straits Times 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. [...]

13 May 2024

Singapore needs to create leisure spaces after 60 years of infrastructure development (Red Ants, 02.05.2024) 

Red Ants highlighted Singapore’s need to pivot to creating leisure spaces after 60 years of infrastructure development. Professor Chan Heng Chee was quoted in the article. [...]

6 May 2024

Daily Cuts – Is Tampines indeed Singapore’s most well-connected regional centre? (CNA938, 03.05.2024)

Singapore Today's Lance Alexander and Justine Moss speak with Dr Harvey Neo, Research Fellow and Head of Programme for Cities and Urban Science and Urban Environmental Sustainability, Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities, about whether Tampines is indeed Singapore's most well-connected regional centre. [...]

2 May 2024

Set aside space for people to use spontaneously to create ‘magic’ in the city: Chan Heng Chee (ST, 01.05.2024) 

A Straits Times feature article on 2 May 2024 reported on the new book, "The City Rebooted: Networks, Connectivity and Place Identities in Singapore", which was edited by Professor Chan Heng Chee and Dr Harvey Neo. The article discussed at length the book's conceptual take on "magic" and how the city can be sustained and resonate with the people through magic. [...]

2 May 2024

Tampines is Singapore’s most well-connected regional centre, says new book on urbanisation (ST, 01.05.2024) 

Tampines is Singapore’s most well-connected regional centre, says new book on urbanisation. An analysis found that Tampines residents travelled the shortest distances, compared with Jurong and Woodlands residents. [...]

27 Apr 2024

Crafting “magical’ spaces in urban planning (Lianhe Zaobao, 27.04.2024) 

Sustaining a city’s magic is among the urban issues explored in a new book launched on April 26. The City Rebooted: Networks, Connectivity And Place Identities In Singapore was edited by Professor Chan Heng Chee and Dr Harvey Neo, both from the Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities (LKYCIC). When a city loses its vibrancy and residents retreat indoors, the repercussions are significant, as noted by Professor Chan. The book seeks to answer perennial challenges that city planners face, such as the relevance of the city centre, decentralisation and the impacts of technology. Its 15 contributors represent various academic fields, including economics, sociology and anthropology. [...]

26 Apr 2024

New book edited by Prof Chan Heng Chee and Dr Harvey Neo

The City Rebooted: Networks, Connectivity and Place Identities in Singapore [...]