Ageing Well in Post-Pandemic Cities

Calendar 25 Feb 2021
Time 8.00 pm – 8.50 pm, GMT+8 
Location Zoom
cpdSIP CPD Pts 


With one in six people in the world projected to be aged over 65 by 2050, ageing is set to be a key global transformation of the 21st century. How has COVID-19 altered trajectories in planning for older communities, and what opportunities has the pandemic presented? How can cities continue to remain liveable for their citizens to not just age, but age well? 

Webinar Video




Slides by Dr Emi Kiyota (PDF: 3.1MB)

Slides by Charlene Chang (PDF: 1.4MB)

About the Speakers


Dr Emi Kiyota

Dr Emi Kiyota
Founder and Director, Ibasho

Dr. Emi Kiyota is the founder and director of Ibasho, an organisation that facilitates the co-creation with elders of socially integrated, sustainable communities that value their elders. She is an environmental gerontologist and a consultant with over 20 years' experience in designing and implementing person-centered care in long-term care facilities and hospitals globally. Her current focus is on creating socially integrated and resilient cities where elders are engaged and able to actively participate in their communities, and has been awarded fellowships to investigate this topic, including the Loeb Fellowship at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University and the Rockefeller Bellagio Residency Fellowship for a one-month residency on an ‘Innovative Response to Global Aging’ from the Rockefeller Foundation. 


Charlene Chang

Charlene Chang
Group Director (Ageing Planning Office), Ministry of Health, Singapore

Ms. Charlene Chang was appointed Group Director of the Ageing Planning Office in the Ministry of Health on 1 April 2019. She oversees the development and implementation of the national ageing agenda, to bring about the national vision of opportunities, communities and a city for all ages.  Prior to this, Charlene held various positions at the Public Service Division (Prime Minister’s Office), the Ministry of Culture, Community, and Youth, the Ministry of National Development,  the Ministry of Manpower, and the Ministry of Trade and Industry.  Charlene holds a Second Upper Honours from the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore, and a Master in Public Management from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.  She is married with 2 daughters.


Michael Koh

Michael Koh
Executive Fellow, Centre for Liveable Cities

Mr Michael Koh has 25 years of experience in the public service including 7 years as CEO of the National Heritage Board and 4 years concurrently as CEO of the National Art Gallery. He was also the former Director of Urban Planning & Design at the Urban Redevelopment Authority where he spearheaded the planning and urban design of the new mixed use Downtown at Marina Bay, revitalisation of Orchard Road as a shopping street and creation of an arts and entertainment district at Bras Basah Bugis.



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