(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.
Under the guidance of the Advisory Council of the Ethical Use of AI and Data, IMDA/PDPC collaborated with LKYCIC to launch Singapore’s first guide that helps organisations and employees understand how existing job roles can be redesigned to harness the potential of AI, so that the value of their work is increased.
LKYCIC NEWS ARTICLES | OP-EDS
Commentary: The revival of the digital economy – building citizen confidence as Smart Nation momentum picks up (CNA, 23.01. 2020)
Channel NewsAsia featured a commentary by senior director of Strategic Planning and LKYCIC director, Mr Poon King Wang, on the need to build citizen confidence and support as Smart Nation momentum picks up.
Channel NewsAsia published a commentary on the removal of e-scooters from footpaths by LKYCIC research fellow Samuel Chng and research associate Irna Nurlina.
TODAY published an opinion piece by LKYCIC research fellow Julienne Chen on taking a balanced approach towards AI.
Channel NewsAsia Online published an opinion piece by Julienne Chen, Research Fellow from LKYCIC, discussing the recent ban of e-scooters on footpaths. She also highlighted the need to go beyond incremental improvements to disruptive innovations so as to future-proof Singapore’s transportation network.
AsiaGlobal Online featured an article co-written by LKYCIC research fellows Dr Brigid Trenerry and Dr Gayathri Haridas, and HASS head Prof Lim Sun Sun on women and the future of work.
LKYCIC IN THE NEWS
Ahead of National Day on the 9th of August, we ask – why is it important to celebrate – or at least commemorate – the occasion? (CNA 938, 16.08.2021)
Radio station CNA938 Q&A programme interviewed LKYCIC research fellow, Dr Samuel Chng, for his views on why it is important to celebrate or commemorate National Day.
Experts call for increasing rural area digital connectivity to alleviate poverty (AsiaOne, 28.07.2021)
AsiaOne wrote about a webinar organised by Financial Times and Huawei titled "Strategies for Addressing the Asia-Pacific Digital Divide - Increasing Connectivity to Drive Economic Recovery", which included LKYCIC director, Mr Poon King Wang as