PI: Dr Belinda Yuen (LKYCIC, SUTD)
Co-PI: 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).
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.