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Urban Management & Sustainability

Developing innovative solutions to efficient resource planning and allocation for enhanced urban mobility and operations

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Research Areas

18 Jan 2018

Feeling a city’s economic pulse

A city’s inherent interconnectedness means that people, businesses, buildings and transport networks can have far-reaching, sometimes unexpected impacts on one another, said experts at the 2017 SMU Conference on Urban and Regional Economics.

30 Oct 2017

Room to grow the grid

Although both formats have their merits, cul-de-sac-dominated Singapore could benefit from more grid roads like those in New York City, says SMU Associate Professor Hsu Wen-Tai.

30 Oct 2017

Choreography with computers

SMU Assistant Professor Akshat Kumar develops computational techniques that will allow the complex ecosystems of autonomous cars and ships to run like well-oiled machines.

30 Oct 2017

Shifting shared transportation into high gear

SMU Assistant Professor Wang Hai uses mathematical models and big data to unravel the complexities of shared transportation systems.

30 Aug 2017

A deep dive into water management reform

Cooperation between governments and farmers is essential for irrigation policy and water management in Southeast Asia, says SMU Assistant Professor Jacob Ricks.

30 Aug 2017

Zooming in on socioeconomic issues

By analysing the impact of anti-poverty policies at fine-grained level, Associate Professor Tomoki Fujii of the SMU School of Economics is uncovering better ways of reaching development goals.

30 Jun 2017

From household trash to policy treasure

A new measure of household responsiveness to public information campaigns, co-developed by SMU researchers, could help policy-makers make better decisions.

30 Jun 2017

When the switch flips on electricity prices

When it comes to renewable energy, a detailed understanding of how negative electricity prices drive economic incentives can help policy-makers and energy merchants alike make better decisions, says SMU Assistant Professor Helen Yangfang Zhou.