LEE LI MING PROGRAMME IN AGEING URBANISM:
INNOVATIVE PLANNING AND DESIGN OF AGE-FRIENDLY NEIGHBOURHOODS IN SINGAPORE

PI: Dr Belinda Yuen (LKYCIC, SUTD)
Co-PI: Dr Hou Yuting, Dr Anna Lane (LKYCIC, SUTD)
Team: Dr Špela Močnik, Dr Rashed Bhuiyan, Ms Adithi Moogoor, Ms Anna Valeria Dieterich, Ms Song Siqi, Mr Winston Yap, Ms Rochelle Chua (LKYCIC, SUTD)

The overarching objective of this project is to enable ageing in place through the development and application of broad age-friendly planning guidelines and context-specific urban design strategies. The project encompasses two consecutive phases of translational research, each with specific aims and outputs. Phase 1 is the primary research phase that aims to: a) investigate and unpack the complex relationships between physical, built environment and health in later life through application of robust research methods at three study neighbourhoods; and use empirical evidence to develop age-friendly planning and design guidelines for neighbourhood implementation. Phase 2 aims to move the research into real-world practice, applying the evidence-based guidelines from Phase 1 to develop three preliminary, context-specific, age-friendly neighbourhood design strategies and interventions as well as a post-implementation evaluation toolkit. Co-design is a constitutive element to help ensure that project results meet end-user needs and are useable in Singapore neighbourhoods and towns (existing and future).

COMMENCED
15 July 2017
STATUS
Ongoing
PARTNERS AND SPONSORS
Funded by the National Research Foundation and Ministry of National Development

Co-PI: Dr Wong Chek Hooi (GERI, AHPL)

Partners: CPG Consultants, PODesign, Lekker

Collaborators: Dr Hyowon Lee (ISTD, SUTD), Dr Ngai-Man Cheung (ISTD, SUTD), Michael Budig (ASD, SUTD), Erwin Viray (ASD, SUTD), KTPH, AIM & Associates, URA, MOH, BCA, AIC, HDB

Resources

Publications and Presentations

  • Yuen, B. (2018, July) Towards age-friendliness in Singapore, Centre for Liveable Cities-Seoul Institute Age-Friendly Cities Panel Discussion: Sharing from Asian Cities, Singapore (invited)
  • Yuen, B. (2018, Oct ) Designing ageing-friendly urban environment, Singapore Health and Biomedical Congress 2018, Singapore (invited)