Age-Friendly Cities: Sharing from Asian Cities

10 Jul 2018 | 4:00pm – 6:00pm | Marina Bay Sands Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Level 3, Begonia 3003 / 3103
Networking & Registration from 3:45 pm - 4:00 pm
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Synopsis

Over the years, both Seoul and Singapore have introduced infrastructure improvements, care and healthcare services and senior friendly housing options to prepare themselves for a rapidly ageing population. The Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC) and the Seoul Institute (SI) examines the efforts by both cities and discuss the challenges going forward.


Speaker 

Dr Eric Chu

Mayor of New Taipei City 

Dr. Eric Liluan Chu serves as the first and the incumbent Mayor of New Taipei City since the city was upgraded and reorganized from its former entity Taipei County in 2010. Mayor Chu and his administration have put forward transformative innovative policies to build a city to cope with urban challenges of the modern age, including energy, demography, economic development and urban revitalization, among others. These reform programs have yielded successful results, and were recognized nationally and internationally.


Panellist 

Dr Miree Byun

Senior Research Fellow,
Department of Urban Social
Policy Research,
The Seoul Institute 

Dr Miree Byun is a demographer, whose research areas lies in social changes and urban monitoring for enhancing the quality of citizens’ lives. Her work focuses on an international comparative study on government policy for urban competitiveness. Her publications include Framework of the Inclusive City Indicators and the Inclusiveness of Seoul (2017), The Quality of Life in Megacity and Seoul-Specific Happiness Indicator (2015), and Building the Neighborhood and Social Integration in Seoul (2011).


Panellist 

Dr Belinda Yuen

Research Director,
Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities,
Singapore University of Technology and Design

Dr Belinda Yuen is the Research Director and Professorial Fellow at the Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities. She is a qualified urban planner and has published extensively on spatial planning, urban policy analysis, and most recently, on planning livable, sustainable cities. She has been elected as the President of Singapore Institute of Planners and the Vice-President of the Commonwealth Association of Planners. She has also served on numerous local and international urban planning committees including the International Advisory Board of United Nations State of World’s Cities Report.


Moderator 

Dr Emi Kiyota

President, Ibasho 

As an environmental gerontologist, Dr Emi Kiyota focuses on improving both the built environment and the organizational culture of long term care for elders. Inspired by living in a nursing home during her graduate studies, Kiyota has become an expert on age-friendly housing, hospitals, and clinical care centers and frequently speaks on these issues at international gatherings. In 2010, she founded Ibasho, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable communities that value their elders.


 

Poster Image Courtesy of People's Association and The Seoul Institute