Talks

Designing Ageing-friendly Cities

Upcoming

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Event details

Date and Time

29 Sep 2020

04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Location

Zoom Webinar

Event Fee

Free


Join us to learn more about the evolving global demographic change and how it will define the design of future cities and communities.

This talk will discuss about the notion of an age-friendly city, and how cities are developing age-friendly initiatives to turn the changing demographic into opportunities. Topics explored includes:

  • A housing audit checklist tool to kickstart thinking about ageing in place and a 'Peter Pan’ home.
  • Design opportunities in a silver economy.

Organised by DesignSingapore Council and supported by Singapore University of Technology and Design and National Design Centre.

About The Speaker:

Dr Belinda Yuen, Professorial Fellow and Research Director, Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities, Singapore University of Technology and Design

Dr Belinda YUEN, BA (Hons), MA (Town & Regional Planning), PhD (Environmental Planning), FAcSS, FSIP, MRTPI, MPIA, is Professorial Fellow and Research Director with the Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities, Singapore University of Technology and Design where she leads the Lee Li Ming Programme in Ageing Urbanism. Belinda’s research focuses on spatial planning and urban policy analysis, most recently on planning liveable, sustainable and age-friendly cities. Belinda is on the International Longevity Centre-Singapore advisory board and has been elected to President, Singapore Institute of Planners (2005-08) and Vice-President, Commonwealth Association of Planners (South-east Asia) (2006-08; 2010-12; 2014-16)

About The Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities:

The Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities (LKYCIC) is a research institute in the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). The Centre seeks to stimulate thinking and knowledge on the critical issues of cities and urbanisation, bringing together technology, design and policy to develop solutions for effective urbanisation. The Centre works with a wide range of experts, researchers and partners in industry, business and government agencies across different disciplines to understand the complex and critical issues of urbanization, and to explore sustainable and innovative urban solutions.

This event is part of the National Design Centre’s “Singapore: Our Home” programme line-up for August-September 2020, and a series of knowledge and capability initiatives under DesignSingapore Council.


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