Prof Cheong Koon Hean was invited to the 2021 Joint International AREUEA/AsRES/GCREC Real Estate Conference on 19 July 2021, as a keynote speaker on “#BuildBackBetter : An Urban Perspective” and panelist on the panel discussion “Planning for Resilient and Sustainable Cities after the COVID-19”.
Future Cities Briefing : Singapore – Keynote Interview: The pathway to smart nationhood (Financial Times 07.07.2021)
In the lead up to Dubai World Expo 2021, Financial Times in collaboration with Siemens featured Singapore in its Future Cities segment. Prof Cheong Koon Hean was invited as the keynote interviewee to give her insights on “Singapore, Spearheading Smart City Innovation and Finance”.
Prof Cheong Koon Hean was invited to be a Keynote Speaker to share on "How Cities Transform Successfully" at the Moscow Urban Forum organised by the City of Moscow. The segment starts from 27:41 min-mark.
Affordable Housing – Lessons From Singapore and Los Angeles”, Asia Society Southern California (ASSC) and the US-Asia Real Estate Initiative (USAREI) 29.06.2021
In the light of the pressing need globally for affordable housing, Asia Society Southern California (ASSC) and the US-Asia real Estate Initiative (USAREI) in collaboration with the USC Lusk Centre of Real Estate, invited Prof Cheong Koon Hean to share Singapore’s experience in developing affordable public housing. This was compared with the approach taken by the City of Los Angeles to ameliorate housing insecurity.
Prof Cheong Koon Hean shared insights with CNBC on Singapore’s Smart City Innovations as one of the panelists at the Nanjing Tech Week.
Channel NewsAsia's news programme Singapore Tonight interviewed LKYCIC senior fellow Dr Harvey Neo on his views as to why the Downtown Core may no longer be the top workplace destination in Singapore, following the Census 2020 report. His segment starts from the 22.35 min mark.
(Oral evidence session): “Supporting our high streets after COVID-19” ( UK House of Commons Select Committee on Housing, Communities and Local Government ,10.06.2021)
Join Professor Chan Heng Chee, Chair of Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities online this evening as she provides expert testimony on ‘Supporting our High Streets Post Covid’ before the UK House of Commons Select Committee on Housing, Communities and Local Government. The inquiry will examine the long-term consequences of the Covid-19 outbreak on the future of the high street. It is interested in how government, at all levels, can mitigate the economic and social impact and develop policies to ensure high streets remain the centre of local communities. The Committee will look at the impact of existing measures to support the high street, including the business rate holiday, as well as the broader role of taxation in enabling high street businesses to remain viable. Professor Carlos Moreno, Scientific Director, Panthenon Sorbonne University, IAE Paris as well as Professor Ricky Burdett, Director of LSE Cities and Urban Age, London School of Economics will also be joining Prof Chan in this session.
The World radio programme interviewed LKYCIC chair Prof Chan Heng Chee on her views of the future of cities in a post pandemic world. Her segment can be heard from the 3.05-minute mark.
Placemaking Special: Read This Important Study On Shaping Age-Friendly Neighbourhoods (Design and Architecture, 27 May 2021)
d+a published a placemaking special which was based on a study done by LKYCIC Research Director and Programme Lead of the Lee Li Ming Programme in Ageing Urbanism, Dr Belinda Yuen.
Chinese privilege not as appropriate to use in S’pore’ says Chan Heng Chee, but minorities face ‘institutional racism’ (Mothership, 19.01.2021)
Professor Chan Heng Chee shares her thoughts on Chinese privilege and institutional racism in the Singapore context.