The Centre for HEalthy and Sustainable citieS (CHESS) is an interdisciplinary research centre devoted to projects on health, risk and environmental issues from human-centred perspectives in the Asian context. As one of the research centres in COOL ASIA, CHESS draws upon theories and concepts from communication and information science, bringing into play the interaction of technology — new, emerging and future — with human behaviours.
Welcome to the Centre for Healthy and Sustainable Cities (CHESS). CHESS is an interdisciplinary research centre devoted to projects at the convergence of technology, communication and information on health, risk and environmental issues from human-centred perspectives in the Asian context.
Situated at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information (WKWSCI), Nanyang Technological University, CHESS aims to advance knowledge, and foster innovation in order to address critical scientific, technological, and innovation challenges and gaps in computational social science – an emerging field that leverages the capacity to collect and analyze data at a scale that may reveal patterns of individual and group behaviors, facing issues relating to health, risk and environment.
Professor Theng Yin Leng, PhD
Centre for Healthy and Sustainable Cities (CHESS)
We develop recommendations towards building healthy and sustainable cities using existing and emerging information and communication technologies.
We conduct cutting-edge social and computational research methods in order to solve complex problems faced by modern cities.
We aim to nurture future researchers that will take on the challenges in developing healthy and sustainable cities.