Multipurpose Hall @ Block 57 Level 2
Singapore University of Technology and Design
8 Somapah Road Singapore 487372
26 October 2017 9:30 am - 27 October 2017 3:30 pm


The inaugural International Ageing Urbanism Colloquium (IAUC) 2017 is hosted by the Lee Li Ming Programme for Ageing Urbanism at the Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities, Singapore University of Technology and Design. The main theme of the Colloquium is Ageing, Spatial Planning and Social Change.

Population ageing and rapid urbanisation present great challenges but also tremendous opportunities for innovators and policymakers. We are at a critical juncture where cities that are managed wisely will be able to overcome limitations, raise the quality and standard of living of its citizens, and seize economic and social opportunities.

This Colloquium brings together policymakers, practitioners, academics and researchers who are working to support and enable ageing societies to achieve goals of inclusion, health and wellbeing. It offers a space to discuss current and future research, policy and practice concerning the thematic agenda of ageing communities, spatial development and social change processes, their interdependence and impacts. Invited speakers from international and national organisations will speak to one of three sub-themes important to this consideration: the built environment; arts and leisure; and disabilities, innovation and design.

To register your interest, please submit your particulars via the online form below.

Tentative Programme

Day 1: Thursday, 26 October, 9.30am to 5.30pm

Opening Remarks
Mr LEE Tzu Yang
Chairman, Singapore University of Technology and Design

Welcome Remarks
Professor Thomas MAGNANTI
President, Singapore University of Technology and Design

Keynote Address
Senior Minister of State, Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources & Ministry of Health

Session 1: Mobility and Travel Behaviour
How can we create a built environment that supports health-enhancing mobility and activity patterns among the older population?

Professor Ester CERIN
ARC Future Fellow, Institute for Health and Ageing, Australian Catholic University, Australia

Professor Gudmundur F. ULFARSSON
Head of Faculty Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Iceland, Iceland

Senior Researcher, Gerontology Research Center (CEREC), Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland.

Dr YUEN Chau
Associate Professor, Engineering Product Development Pillar, Singapore University of Technology & Design, Singapore

Dr HOU Yuting
Research Fellow, Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore

Session 2: Age friendly neighbourhoods
How planning and design strategies can help create inclusive neighbourhoods to foster opportunities for active ageing?

Professor Chanam LEE
Center for Health Systems and Design, Texas A&M University, USA

Lead Social Protection Specialist and Program Leads for China, Mongolia and Korea, The World Bank, China

Dr Gillian McFEAT LIN, OAM
Director of Tierra Design, Singapore

Julienne CHEN
Senior Research Associate, Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore

Dr Anna LANE
Research Fellow, Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore

DAY 2: Friday, 27 October, 9.30am to 3.30pm

Session 3: Housing
How can we provide affordable and accessible housing options to support ageing in place?

Professor Julie BYLES
Director, University of Newcastle’s Priority Research Centre, Global Innovation Chair in Responsive Transitions in Health and Ageing, Co-Director, HMRI Public Health Research Programme, Australia

Dr Satoshi KOSE
Professor Emeritus, Shizuoka University of Art and Culture, Japan

Assistant Professor, Architecture and Sustainable Design, Singapore University of Technology and Design, and Director and Co-founder of Lekker Design, Singapore

Session 4: Disabilities, Innovation and Design
How design and innovation can enhance quality of life of older people living with disabilities?

DY Suharya
Regional Director, Alzheimer’s Disease International Asia Pacific Region and Founder of Alzheimer Indonesia, Indonesia

Dr WONG Chek Hooi
Senior Consultant geriatrician, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, and Deputy Executive Director, Geriatric Education and Research Institute, Singapore

Dr Yuan LU
Associate Professor, Department of Industrial Design, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

Session 5: Arts and Leisure
How arts and leisure can create later life opportunities to preserve and enhance health and well-being in old age?

Professor Christer GUSTAFSSON
Department of Art History, Uppsala University, Sweden

Angelia SIA
Assistant Director, CUGE Research, National Parks Board, Singapore

Dr Belinda YUEN
Research Director, Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore


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