Programme on Urban Environmental Sustainability

Programme Lead: Dr Harvey Neo (LKYCIC, SUTD)

This programme studies how resources such as food, water, energy and nature, are “consumed” in cities and how consumers can adopt sustainable practices through technological/design, policy and behavioural interventions. At a broader scale, it evaluates how large-scale infrastructural planning and developmental goals  (such as “healthy city”) can strengthen urban sustainability. Beyond empirical research, the programme also seeks to understand the theoretical convergences and divergences between cognate concepts such as resilient, sustainable and ecological cities.

The UES research programme is currently developing the following research projects:

  • Sustainable Food Systems in Singapore
  • Creating a Healthy City
  • Resilient Cities and Urban Sustainability in Southeast Asia
  • Human-Wildlife Interactions in a ‘City in Nature’