2709, 2021

LKY CIC Brown Bag Lunchtime Talk: Trusting Cultural Similarities When Sharing Knowledge

Synopsis Cultural similarities encourage economic cooperation. In this talk, we will explore the role of culture in promoting collaborative innovation through a series of behavioural experiments conducted in our study. In a controlled virtual lab, we observed cooperative behaviours of individuals under various generic frame-neutral cultural manipulations. Therefore, we will focus on how cultural similarity between ingroup, and outgroup members was modelled […]


2708, 2021

Webinar: Bogota’s TransMiCable: Building an Innovative and Healthy City from the Air

Synopsis Cable cars provide urban mobility benefits for vulnerable populations. However, no evaluation has assessed cable cars’ impact from a comprehensive perspective. TransMiCable in Bogotá, Colombia, provides a unique opportunity to 1) assess the effects of its implementation on the environmental and social determinants of health (microenvironment pollution, transport accessibility, physical environment, employment, social capital, and leisure time), physical activity, and health outcomes […]
1507, 2021

LKY CIC Brown Bag Lunchtime Talk: Hồ Chí Minh City: Old Problems in an Eternally New City

Synopsis Hồ Chí Minh City is the major population centre in Vietnam and also the economic beacon for the country. The city, commonly known as Sài Gòn, has prided itself on its dynamism, global outlook, and progress-minded strategy. However, like other metropoles in Southeast Asia, Sài Gòn faces many challenges of utmost importance, not the least the raging Covid-19 pandemic. In response, […]
907, 2021

Webinar: Public Transport Through the Eyes of Service Quality, Technology, and a Fair Future. A Study Case of Santiago de Chile, as an Example of Latin American Capital Cities

Synopsis The combination of an accelerated urbanization process and poor urban planning policies in developing regions leads to a significant proportion of long trips, from the periphery of the cities to highly concentrated activity centres. These circumstances hinder the operation of public transport services based only on schedules, mainly because of the high frequency needed and the stochastic nature of public transport. […]
2005, 2021

Re-Imagining the Urban in the Post-Pandemic Era Workshop: Day 2 – Imagining the Post-Pandemic City

Abstract Will the day ever come when cities wake up from a seemingly interminable traumatic dream or are thoroughly awakened from the lethargy in which the pandemic seems to have confined them? Will the present for urbanities be an awakening or the conscious embracement of the everlasting current numbing disruption? Yet, in this unprecedented context, we foster a conversation among urban regions rather than […]
1905, 2021

Re-Imagining the Urban in the Post-Pandemic Era Workshop: Day 1 – State & Citizen

Abstract Power is central to stakeholder dynamics and interactions within cities. The way that power is exercised can affect citizens’ ability to partake in democratic initiatives and determine their access to essential health resources. The Covid-19 pandemic has brought issues of power to the fore. While acknowledging that power is indispensable to effective pandemic response, evidence of state power abuse raise critical questions […]