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Publications and Conference Papers

Urban Climatic Mapping Studies for Singapore        
PI: Prof Wong Nyuk Hien   


The Urban Climate Map – for sustainable urban planning.
Wong, NH., Jusuf, S.K., Katzschner, L. and Ng, E. (Accepted for Publication). Urban climatic map studies in Singapore. In: Ren, C. and Ng, Y. (Eds.). Chapter in book


Urban Heat Island Mitigation Strategies at City and Building Level
. Wong, NH. And Jusuf, SK.(2013). In: Kolokotsa, D., Santamouris, M. and Akbari, H. (Eds.) Advances in the Development of Cool Materials for the Built Environment, page 3 – 32. Bentham Science Publisher.


Urban Environment in Singapore, Building Climate Chart in the application development.
Wong, NH. And Jusuf, SK. (2012). In: Ren, C. and Ng, Y. (Eds.). Urban Climatic Map - An Information Tool for Sustainable Urban Planning, page 209-225. (Published in Chinese).


Mitigation methods of climate change impact on cooling load of public residential buildings in Singapore
. Wong, NH, Jusuf, SK., Tan E., Syafii, NI., Li, WH. and Tan, AYK. (2013). Journal of Architecture Engineering, 19, 147-155.


Climate responsive strategies in building Singapore mega‐city's urban area
(Nyuk Hien Wong, Steve Kardinal Jusuf, Rosita Samsudin,  2012).    ICUC8 - The 8th International Conference on Urban Climates,  6-10 August 2012, Dublin, Ireland. Oral Presentation, Published Abstract (Proceedings).


The Effect of Urban Heat Island on Heat Gain Increase       (Nyuk Hien Wong, Steve Kardinal Jusuf, Adrian Chong Zhun Min, Marcel Ignatius,  2012). ICUC8 - The 8th International Conference on Urban Climates, 6-10 August 2012, Dublin, Ireland. Oral Presentation, Published Abstract (Proceedings).


Comparison of STEVE and Envi-Met as temperature prediction models for Singapore context (Nyuk Hien Wong, Steve Kardinal Jusuf, Marcel Ignatius, Anseina Eliza, 2011). SB11 Helsinki World Sustainable Building Conference, 18-21 October 2011, Helsinki, Finland. Oral Presentation, Published (Proceedings). Published in International Journal of Sustainable Building Technology and Urban Development Vol. 3 Issue 3, pg. 197-209.


The influence of building plot ratios on Urban Heat Island intensity in the tropics (Nyuk Hien Wong, Steve Kardinal Jusuf, Marcel Ignatius, Anseina Eliza, 2011). SB11 Helsinki World Sustainable Building Conference, 18-21 October 2011, Helsinki, Finland. Oral Presentation, Published (Proceedings).


Urban morphology and temperature mapping comparative study Case study: Singapore's commercial area (Nyuk Hien Wong, Steve Kardinal Jusuf, Rosita Samsudin and Marcel Ignatius, 2011)PLEA 2011 - 27th International conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture, 13-15 July, 2011, Louvaine La Nouve, Belgium. Poster Presentation, Published (Proceedings).


Urban Heat Island Study on Building Morphology related with Micro-climate Condition and Energy Consumption within Singapore Commercial Area (Nyuk Hien Wong, Steve Kardinal Jusuf and Marcel Ignatius, 2011).  PLEA 2011 - 27th International conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture, 13-15 July, 2011, Louvaine La Nouve, Belgium.  Oral Presentation, Published (Proceedings).


A climatic responsive urban planning model for high density city: Singapore’s commercial district (Nyuk Hien Wong, Steve Kardinal Jusuf, Rosita Samsudin, Marcel Ignatius, Anseina Eliza, 2011) International Forum on Urbanism, 24-26 February 2011, Singapore. Oral Presentation, Published, Receive Best Paper Award. Published in International Journal of Sustainable Building Technology and Urban Development Vol. 2 Issue 4, pg. 323-330. Published in Global Visions: Risks and Opportunities for the Urban Planet (A. G. Brun, B. L. Low, J. Rosemann, J. Widodo, eds.).


Influence of urban morphology on air temperature within central business district and commercial area in Singapore (Marcel Ignatius, Nyuk Hien Wong, Steve Kardinal Jusuf, 2010) 3rd International Conference Passive and Low Energy Cooling for the Built Environment, 29 September - 1 October 2010, Rhodes Island, Greece. Oral Presentation, Published (Proceedings).


Study of Township Climatic Conditions to enhance Sustainability and Energy Efficiency     

PI: Assoc Prof Wong Nyuk Hien       


Urban Climatic Map and STEVE Tool for Sustainable Urban Planning in Singapore (Nyuk Hien Wong, Steve Kardinal Jusuf and Tan Chun Liang, 2011).  PLEA 2011 - 27th International conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture, 13-15 July, 2011, Louvaine La Nouve, Belgium. Oral Presentation, Published.       

    
The Study of variation in gross building coverage ratio on estate level outdoor ventilation (Lee Rou Xuan, Nyuk Hien Wong, Steve Kardinal Jusuf, Tan Yong Kwang Alex, 2011). International Conference on Sustainable Design and Construction, 23-25 March 2011, Kansas, USA. Oral Presentation, Published.       

       
Influence of Water bodies on Outdoor Air Temperature in Hot and Humid Climate (Nyuk Hien Wong, Tan Chun Liang, Andrita Dyah Sinta Nindyani, Steve Kardinal Jusuf, Erna Tan, 2011).               International Conference on Sustainable Design and Construction, 23-25 March 2011, Kansas, USA.  Oral Presentation, Published.                                         


Urban Metabolism (Industrial Ecology) Studies

PI: Asst Prof Kua Harn Wei


The environmental consequences of substituting sand with waste copper slag in construction- an embodied energy and global warming potential analysis using life cycle assessment (Kua Harn Wei, 2011).    Journal of Industrial Ecology. Also presented at the International Society for Industrial Ecology Conference 2011, in Berkeley, California.  Submitted in May 2011


Prospective attributional and consequential life cycle assessment of recycling copper slag as building material in Singapore (Kua Harn Wei, 2011). Transactions of the Institute of Measurement and Control - Submitted in March 2011.     

                    
Multi-level material flows in a city-state and implications for policy and planning     (Marian Chertow, Weslynne Ashton, Kua Harn Wei, Jiang BinBin, 2010). Presented at the International Society for Industrial Ecology Asia Conference, Tokyo, Japan, 2010. Presented in 2010.                           


Urban Space Planning for Sustainable High Density Environments

PI: Asst Prof Dr Cho Im Sik   


RE-FRAMING URBAN SPACE: Urban Design for Emerging Hybrid and High-Density Conditions
(CHO, Im Sik, HENG, Chye Kiang & TRIVIC, Zdravko), Routledge (accepted for publication, forthcoming 2015)


Integrating Design, Use and Operational Complexities in High-Density Urban Space Environments: ‘Tool for Urban Space Analysis
(TUSA)' (Cho, Im Sik & Trivic, Zdravko, 2014). Published in New Urban Configurations (R. Cavallo, S. Komossa, N. Marzot, M. B. Pont, J. Kuijper, eds.). Amsterdam: IOS Press. pg. 623-630. (Book Chapter)


Towards an Integrated Urban Space Framework for Emerging Urban Conditions in High-Density Context
(Cho, Im Sik & Trivic, Zdravko), Journal of Urban Design (accepted for publication, forthcoming 2014)


Integrating Design, Use and Operational Complexities in High-Density Urban Space Environments: ‘Tool for Urban Space Analysis
(TUSA)' (Cho, Im Sik & Trivic, Zdravko, 2012). 19th International Seminar on Urban Form - EAAE/ISUF International Conference ‘New Urban Configurations’, 16 - 19 October 2012, Delft, Netherlands. Oral Presentation, Accepted for oral presentation and publication in October 2012.


Urban Spaces in High‐Density Context: Projecting Sustainable Urban Development (Cho, Im Sik & Trivic, Zdravko,  2012). 10th UPEA - International Urban Planning and Environment Association - Symposium, 24 - 27 July 2012, Sydney, Australia. Oral Presentation. Accepted for publication (book chapter).


Urban Space for Aging Population in High‐Density Environment (Cho, Im Sik & Trivic, Zdravko, 2012). Vertical Cities Asia Symposium, 11 - 12 July 2012,SDE, NUS, Singapore. Oral Presentation, Accepted for publication (book chapter).


Urban Space Design in High‐Density Contexts: Planning Methods for Sustainable Futures (Trivic, Zdravko & Cho, Im Sik     2012)     26th AESOP - The Association of European Schools of Planning - Annual Congress, 11 - 14 Jul 2012, Ankara, Turkey. Oral Presentation, not published.


Evaluation of Sustainable High‐Density Environments (Hee, Limin & Trivic, Zdravko, 2012) Ecological Urban Architecture: Qualitative Approaches to Sustainability, ed. T. Schroepfer, Basel: Birkhäuser, 2012.  Book Chapter, Published.


Urban Space Morphology for High Density Environments (Hee, Limin, Boontharm, Davisi, Viray, Erwin & Ladouce, Nicolas, 2010). 17th International Seminar on Urban Form – ISUF2010. Hamburg and Lübeck (Germany), 20-23 August 2010.    Oral Presentation [Electronic version] Retrieved 01December, 2010, from http://www.isuf2010.de/Papers/Hee_Limin.pdf


Urban Space Planning for Sustainable High Density Environment     (Ladouce, Nicolas, Hee, Limin & Janssen, Patrick T. 2010).  Future Cities: 28th eCAADe Conference Proceedings, ETH Zurich (Switzerland), 15-18 September 2010. (pp.777-785).           Oral Presentation. [Electronic version] Retrieved 01 December, 2010, from http://cumincad.scix.net/cgi-bin/works/Show?ecaade2010_090


High Density Threshold Studies

PI: Prof. Heng Chye Kiang Dr. Malone-Lee Lai Choo          

 
Development of Daylight and View Performance Indicators for Urban Analysis (Zhang, Ji; Huang, Yi hun, 2012). CIE 2012, Hangzhou, China. Oral Presentation.


Preliminary Evaluation of a Daylight Performance Indicator for Urban Analysis: Facade Vertical Daylight Factor per Unit Floor Area (Zhang, Ji; Heng, Chye Kiang; Malone-Lee, Lai Choo; Huang, Yi Chun; Janssen, Patrick; Hii, Daniel Jun Chung; Nazim Ibrahim, 2012). SimBuild 2012, Madison, USA.


Exploring Housing Typologies, Environmental Quality and Sustainability in Dense Urban Environments (Malone-Lee, Lai Choo, 2011)     Ministry of National Development Urban Sustainability R&D Congress 2011, Oral Presentation.


Computational Fluid Dynamics for Urban Design: The Prospects for Greater Integration         (Hii, Jun Chung Daniel, Malone-Lee, Lai Choo, 2011). International Journal of Architectural Computing.       

 
Total solar insolation per gross floor area as an environmental performance evaluation of high density precincts (Hii, Jun Chung Daniel, Zhang, Ji, Heng, Chye Kiang, Malone-Lee Lai Choo, Janssen, Patrick, Huang, Yi Chun, 2011). Building Simulation 2011, Sydney, Australia.            


Analyzing the Ventilation Performance of Tropical High Density Residential Precincts using Computational Fluid Dynamics      (Hii, Jun Chung Daniel, Heng, Chye Kiang, Malone-Lee Lai Choo, Zhang, Ji, 2011)  The 14th International Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design futures, Liege, Belgium. 


Evaluating Environmental Implications of Density: A comparative case study on the relationship between density, urban block typology and sky exposure   (Zhang, Ji, Heng, Chye Kiang, Malone-Lee, Lai Choo, Hii Jun Chung, Daniel, Janssen, Patrick, Leung, Kam Shing, Tan, Beng Kiang, 2011).               Automation in Construction, doi:10.1016/j.autcon.2011.06.011 


Evaluating the Environmental Implications of Density: A comparative case study on the relationship between density, urban block typology and Sky View Factor performance (Zhang, Ji, Heng, Chye Kiang, Hii, Jun Chung Daniel, Janssen, Patrick, Malone-Lee, Lai Choo, Tan, Beng Kiang, 2010). The 28th eCAADe Conference, Zurich, Switzerland.


Computational Fluid Dynamics for Urban Design    (Hii, Jun Chung Daniel, Malone-Lee Lai Choo, 2010). The 15th International Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, Hong Kong.    


Benchmark, Best Practices and Framework for Sustainable Urban Development and Cities 

PI: Prof Heng Chye Kiang | Dr Lai Choo Malone-Lee   


Urban Sustainability Indicators: A Guidebook
(Malone-Lee Lai Choo, Devisari Tunas, Heng Chye Kiang, forthcoming in 2015) Routledge.


Wellbeing and Urban Sustainability: Beyond Social Indicators.
(Duong, Q., Malone-Lee, L. C., Tunas, D., & Heng, C. K. (2014)). Paper presented at the 20th Annual International Sustainable Development Research Conference, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim.


Evaluating Food Sustainability in the Context of Resource Constrained Cities: Singapore as a Case Study
(Dr Lai Choo Malone-Lee, Melissa A. Reese, Prof Chye Kiang Heng, Dr. Iftekhar Ahmed and Ishtiaque Shams, 2013) Food Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal. Common Ground Publishers. Champaign, IL USA.


Benchmarking Biodiversity in the City: Proposed Framework for a Multidimensional Approach in the Context of Sustainable Urban Growth
(Malone Lee Lai Choo, 2012). 4th International EcoSummit 2012, Ohio. Oral Presentation.


Choosing Density, Adapting Density
(Malone-Lee Lai Choo, 2012).  Academia Engelberg, Academia’s 11th Dialogue on Science. Oral Presentation.   

    
An Assessment Framework for Monitoring Cities’ Sustainability       (Malone Lee Lai Choo, 2012), UN HABITAT University Forum at the World Urban Forum Naples, Italy. Oral Presentation.        


Urban Food, Energy, and Water Nexus: Its implications for Urban Planning and Management in Asia Cities?  
(Malone Lee Lai Choo, 2012). Global Asia Institute – Symposium. Oral Presentation              


The Neighbourhood in Dense Singapore
    (Malone Lee Lai Choo, Ho Kong Chong, 2012). Planetary Urbanization - ETH Future City Lab. Oral Presentation.   


Culture and Sustainability: Place-making in Globalizing Asian Cities (Melissa A. Reese, 2012) Invited to present at the 4th International Conference on World Class Sustainable Cities hosted by the Malaysia Institute of Planners & the Real Estate and Housing Developers Association Malaysia, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (25-26 September 2012).


Culture and Sustainability: Exploring the Nexus in the Context of Globalizing Asian Cities
(Melissa Reese, 2012) Making Culture Count Conference: 2-4 May 2012 The University of Melbourne. Oral Presentation.     


An Assessment Framework for Evaluating Social Wellbeing in the Context of Urban Sustainability
(Devisari Tunas, Duonc Nquoc Quyen, Malone-Lee, Lai Choo, Heng Chye Kiang, 2012). Discovering New Frontiers in Quality of Life Research XI ISQOLS. Abstract accepted for presentation.


The Role of Culture in Sustainable Cities   
( Lai Choo Lee-Malone, Melissa Reese, 2012). National Policy Forum on Creative Industries, 28th to 30th May 2012, Brunei Darussalam. Oral Presentation.           


An assessment framework for evaluating cities’ climate change adaptation through urban planning
(Vaishali Kushwaha, Malone Lee Lai Choo, Heng Chye Kiang  Sathyanarayanan S, 2012).       The third urban forum on Urban Resilience and Climate Change Adaptation (12 – 15th May 2012) Gustav Stresemann Institute in Bonn, Germany.   Oral presentation.          


An Assessment Framework for Sustainable Water Resource and Infrastructure Planning: the case study of Singapore
. (Vaishali Kushwaha, Malone-Lee Lai Choo, Heng Chye Kiang, 2011).  The 11th  International Congress of the Association of Planning Schools of Asia, Tokyo. Selected for publication in the digital proceedings (2012)


Benchmarks, best practices and integrative assessment tools for cities and districts: Critical Issues in Benchmarking and Assessing Urban Sustainability
(Heng Chye Kiang, 2011). Ministry of National Development Urban Sustainability R&D Congress 2011. Oral Presentation 


Benchmarking Biodiversity: Developing the Conceptual Framework for Evaluation using the Delphi Technique
(Abdul Rahim bin Abdul Hamid, Malone-Lee Lai Choo, Heng Chye Kiang, 2011).  The 11th  International Congress of the Association of Planning Schools of Asia, Tokyo.


Social Compatibility Analysis (SCA) to Evaluate Sustainability in Urban Waste Management: A Comparative Study of Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore
(Somdeep Nandy, Vaishali Kushwaha, 2011). The 11th  International Congress of the Association of Planning Schools of Asia, Tokyo. Paper prepared for presentation.


Evaluating the Transport-Pollution-Energy Nexus using the DPSIR framework: The case study of Singapore
(Malone-Lee Lai Choo, Sathyanarayanan S, Vaishali Kushwaha and Heng Chye Kiang, 2011) The 11th  International Congress of the Association of Planning Schools of Asia, Tokyo.      


Developing a Framework for Sustainable Development: A Revisit of the Pressure-State-Response Model
(Malone-Lee Lai Choo, Huang Jingnan, 2010) ARI-SDE Symposium : Developing Sustainable Asian Cities - Institutions and Markets. Oral Presentation.       


Path-dependency, planning regime for sustainable development in Asian cities: A study of Singapore for Sustainable Development
(Wang, Jun, Heng, Chye Kiang & Malone-lee, Lai Choo, 2011). 17th Annual International Sustainable Development Research Conference (17ISDRS). Oral Presentation.              


Urban Greenery Studies 

PI: Assoc Prof Hugh Tan Tiang Wah


Casual establishment of some cultivated urban plants in Singapore ( Teo Siyang, Chong Kwek Yan, Chung Yi Fei, Buddhima Ravindra Kurukulasuriya & Hugh Tan Tiang Wah, 2011)       Nature in Singapore, Published.        

   
The status of an exotic shrub, Acalypha siamensis oliv. Ex Gage (Euphorbiaceae), in Singapore (Teo Siyang, Chong Kwek Yan, Buddhima Ravindra Kurukulasuriya, Chung Yi Fei & Hugh Tan Tiang Wah, 2011) Nature in Singapore. In press: Accepted and soon to be published                   

 
Relative roles of urban greenery and landscape variables in promoting bird and butterfly communities in Singapore (Teo Siyang, Chong Kwek Yan, B. R. Kurukulasuriya, Chung Yi Fei & Hugh Tan Tiang Wah, 2011) 25th International Congress of the Society for Conservation Biology, New Zealand. The congress is in Dec 2011 but the abstract for presentation has been accepted.


The status and distribution in Singapore of Finlaysonia obovata Wall. (Apocynaceae) (Ang Wee Foong, Ng Pei Xin, Teo Siyang, Alvin Francis, Lok Siew Loon & Hugh Tan Tiang Wah, 2010).  Nature in Singapore, Published.        

            
The  status and distribution of the nipah palm, Nypa fruticans Wurmb (Arecaceae), in Singapore               (Teo Siyang, Ang Wee Foong, Alvin Francis Lok Siew Loon, Buddhima Ravindra Kurukulasuriya & Hugh Tan Tiang Wah, 2010). Nature in Singapore, Published.                     


The distribution and status in Singapore of the snake pennywort, Geophila repens (L.) I.M. Johnst. (Rubiaceae) (Teo Siyang, Buddhima Ravindra Kurukulasuriya & Hugh Tan Tiang Wah, 2010). Nature in Singapore, Published.     


Urban Regeneration         

PI: Prof Heng Chye Kiang, Dr Lai Choo Malone-Lee, Dr Chen Yu, Assoc Prof Johannes Widodo, Dr Rita Padawangi.


Urban Regeneration as a Platform for Sustainable Growth in Asian Cities (Lai Choo Malone-Lee, Melissa A. Reese, Abdul Rahim, 2013). Paper presented at the 12th International Congress of Asian Planning Schools Association. National Taiwan University, Taipei. (Forthcoming, Accepted for Publication September 2013)


Forging Sustainable Urban Futures for Asian Cities through Urban Waterfront Regeneration: Comparative Studies in Colombo, Bangkok and Singapore ( Lai Choo Malone-Lee, Melissa A. Reese, Abdul Rahim, 2013). Refereed paper at the Faculty of Architecture Research Unit (FARU) International Research Symposium 2013. Organized by University Moratuwa, in Hambanthota, Sri Lanka (Forthcoming, Accepted for Publication September 2013) 


The Impact of Built Environment on Community Bonding

PI: Asst Prof Cho Im Sik, Dr Tan Beng Kiang


Measuring Community Bonding in Public Housing Estates in Singapore (Cho Im Sik, Tan Beng Kiang, Devisari Tunas, Mizah Rahman, 2013). Paper presented at the 12th International Congress of Asian Planning Schools Association, National Taiwan University, Taipei. (Forthcoming, Accepted for Publication September 2013)


Facing the Challenges Ahead: New Spatial Practices for Community Bonding in Singapore’s Public Housing Estates (Cho Im Sik, Devisari Tunas, Mizah Rahman, 2013). Paper presented at the IFoU conference “Creative Renaissance”, Tainan. (Accepted for Publication September 2013).


Urban Indicator Project in High Density Township

PI: Prof. Heng Chye Kiang, Dr Lai Choo Malone-Lee


Eco-cities Revisited: Interpreting eco-cities for high density environments in Asia from the dual perspectives of governance and market. (Heng Chye Kiang, Malone Lee Lai Choo, Naguran Mallika, Bhuyan Rashed, Pundir Manju Baisoya, Srinivasan Sathyanarayanan, 2013) Paper presented at the 12th International Congress of Asian Planning Schools Association, National Taiwan University, Taipei. (Forthcoming, Accepted for Publication September 2013).

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