FUTURE OF ASIAN CITIES – CITIZEN URBAN SCIENCE: POLICY & PRACTICE
PI: Dr Harvey Neo (LKYCIC, SUTD)
Team: Dr Jeffrey Chan (HASS, SUTD), Dr Jose Rafael Martinez Garcia, Ms Irna Nurlina, Mr Winston Yap (LKYCIC, SUTD)
This is a two-phase study of selected ASEAN cities (Jakarta, Phnom Penh, Bangkok and Manila). In the first phase, the main urban challenges faced by the cities and the efforts to overcome these challenges will be mapped. In the second phase, specific challenges in each of the city will be studied more in depth, framed in a “citizen urban science” approach. Defined broadly, citizen urban science research encompasses three strands: (a) Enhancing urban science literacy amongst citizens; (b) Building the capacity of citizens so that they are more directly engaged in urban development processes; (c) Investigating the reasons underpinning citizens’ resistance towards specific urban policies. The research will put citizen-centric urban science to practice, in tandem with big data and smart technologies, so as to influence urban policies positively. The project will examine issues of housing, flood prevention, mobility, as well as demography.
* Future of Asian Cities – Citizen Urban Science: Practice and Policy project is part of the wider SUTD Cities Cluster, along with two other projects – Data Driven Design Solutions for Cities and Urban Science & Design for Density