The Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities (LKYCIC), a research institute in the Singapore University of Technology and Design, was set up to stimulate thinking and research on the critical issues of cities and urbanisation. It aims to explore the integrated use of technology, design and policy to provide urban solutions. 2022 marks the 10th year of the founding of the LKYCIC.
To celebrate this milestone, we are pleased to present a Public Lecture by Professor Ricky Burdett, LKYCIC’s Distinguished Fellow and Visiting Professor from the London School of Economics. His lecture on “Shaping Cities In An Urban Age” will present an overview of how cities are responding to major social and environmental challenges in different regions of the world. Using recent research by LSE Cities, the lecture also explores the role of urban governance in shaping the physical form and social fabric of cities in ways that can transform the lives and well being of urban residents. London’s recent experimentation in new planning and governance offers insights on how the UK capital is managing change at a time of global turbulence and uncertainty. The lecture will be followed by an “In-conversation Dialogue” on how cities can be better prepared to deal with the perfect storm of challenges ahead. With the collective experience of the eminent panel, we look forward to an afternoon of engaging conversations and insights.
We are also honoured that the event will be graced by Mr Desmond Lee, Minister for National Development.