Discover more about Innovative Planning and Design of Age-friendly Neighbourhoods in Singapore at the latest URA Urban Lab exhibition, Designing Our Age-friendly City, 17 Oct – 31 Dec 2019, URA Centre Atrium.

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

PI: Dr Belinda Yuen (LKYCIC, SUTD)
Co-I: Dr Hou Yuting, Dr Anna Lane (LKYCIC, SUTD)
Team: Dr Špela Močnik, Dr Rashed Bhuyan, Ms Adithi Moogoor, 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
Completed
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, Tierra Design, Lekker

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

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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)
  • Lane, A.P. (2018, Aug) Neighbourhood social capital and older persons quality of life in Singapore, International Federation of Ageing 14th Global Conference on Ageing: Towards a Decade of Healthy Ageing: From Evidence to Action, Toronto, Canada
  • Yuen, B. (2018, Oct ) Designing ageing-friendly urban environment, Singapore Health and Biomedical Congress 2018, Singapore (invited)
  • Mocnik, S. (2018, Oct) Age-friendly neighbourhoods in Singapore: Understanding older adults’ needs and perceptions of the built environment, CAG2018 – Making It Matter: Mobilizing Aging Research, Practice & Policy, 47th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting, Vancouver, Canada
  • Hou, Y. (2018, Oct) Understanding the built environment-travel behaviour relationship in real-time from lifelogging images – A study of older adults in three neighbourhoods in Singapore, 58th Annual Meeting of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, Buffalo, NY, US
  • Ho, S.H and Wong C.H. (2018, Oct) Lifespace mobility among community dwelling older adults in Singapore: A case study of 3 neighbourhoods, Healthy City Design International Conference, London, UK
  • Wong, L.H, Ng, H.L, Tan P.J, Ho, S.J and Wong, C.H. (2018, Oct) Community dwelling older adults’ perspective of their neighbourhoods’ built environment and their wayfinding experience: A qualitative study, Singapore Health and Biomedical Congress 2018, Singapore (poster)
  • Lane, A.P, Wong, C.H, Mocnik, S., Song, S. and Yuen, B. (2019) Association of neighbourhood social capital with quality of life among older people in Singapore, Journal of Aging and Health, 1-20
    http://doi.org/10.1177/0898264319857990

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