Established on 1 September 2012 as one of the research centres of excellence in the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), the Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities (LKYCIC) celebrates its 10th year anniversary this year.
CNA produced a documentary featuring LKYCIC research fellow Dr Samuel Chng on the psychology of climate inaction. The show has a tongue-in-cheek title, 'Who cares about polar bears', which alludes that the climate inaction we face today is partly because we find it challenging to relate to climate change. Here, we explored cognitive biases underlying our climate inaction using a series of social experiments and activities for the public audience. This was informed by ongoing research conducted by Dr Samuel Chng and Dr Harvey Neo in the Urban Psychology Lab and the Programme on Urban Environmental Sustainability at the Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities at SUTD. Our current batch of MUSPP students also participated in the filming!
The documentary is available here: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/watch/who-cares-about-polar-bears
LKYCIC is pleased to announce that Prof Cheong Koon Hean was presented the MND Medallion on 1 Nov 2022 by Ms Indranee Rajah, Minister, Prime Minister's Office, Second Minister for Finance and Second Minister for National Development, which acknowledges individuals who have served and contributed significantly to the Ministry of National Development.
Biography Felicity Hwee-Hwa Chan is an urban planner, designer, and social researcher who enjoys doing comparative urban research that first seeks to understand the urban conditions and relational dynamics of a place, and then offer practical socio-spatial insights for the crafting of policies and plans that enable social inclusion and place enjoyment. She likes using
LKYCIC is pleased to announce that Dr Belinda Yuen has been appointed to Milan Pact Awards 2022 evaluation committee by city of Milan. She is also science reviewer in WWTF- Vienna Science and Technology Fund (Austria) in field of public health.