1st Edition

Data-Driven Smart Community Design Strategies for Fostering Inclusive and Resilient Neighbourhoods

Edited By Keng Hua Chong Copyright 2025
    344 Pages 150 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    344 Pages 150 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book couples data analytics with social behavioural studies and participatory design to derive deeper insights on city dwellers’ present needs and future aspirations, thereby enabling the development of targeted spatial and programmatic interventions for diverse communities.

    Public housing in Singapore has been regarded internationally as a success story – and this book outlines the latest strategies and concepts for addressing the emerging social challenges of ageing population, shrinking household size, diverse demographics and widening inequality fostering resilient neighbourhoods. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, it:

     • Outlines an innovative data-driven planning process for housing neighbourhood and community design

     • Provides a framework for planners and designers to synthesize qualitative and quantitative data analyses

     • Presents a comprehensive set of tested urban analytics tools, digital platforms and participatory toolkits used to design and develop community initiatives.

    A recommended reading for students undertaking urban planning and design, urban design, housing design, architecture, real estate, urban sociology, and community design, the book’s strategies for evidence-based neighbourhood designs will also appeal to practitioners and policy makers.

    List of contributors

    Keng Hua Chong

    1 Innovative Demographic Segmentation in Singapore: A Multi-variable Approach for
    Policy and Community Planning
    W. Quin Yow, Shuang Zheng
    2 Neighbourhood Quality of Life and Place
    Sin Mei Cheng, Mihye Cho, Jiyoun Kim, Keng Hua Chong

    3 Data Analytics for Community & Planning
    Tshui Mum Ha, Yohei Kato, Keng Hua Chong
    4 Urban Mobility and Neighbourhood Activity Analyses Using Data from
    Smart Mobile Devices
    Zann Koh, Hasala Marakkalage, Billy Pik Lik Lau, Yuren Zhou, Ran Liu, Chau Yuen
    5 Large-Scale Human Mobility Tracking In Residential Estates
    Zann Koh, Hasala Marakkalage, Billy Pik Lik Lau, Yuren Zhou, Ran Liu, Chau Yuen
    6 Social Network Analysis as a Data-Light Method for Identifying Places of
    Social Interaction
    Zi-Yu Khoo, Aerilynn Tan, Keng Hua Chong
    7 Predictive Analysis With Virtual Population
    Roland Bouffanais, Malik Mohamed Barakathullah, Bige Tunçer

    8 Community Enablement Playbook
    Keng Hua Chong, Tshui Mum Ha, Denise Nicole Lim, Natasha Yeo Min, Sze Min Neo,
    Sofia Foo Xin Di, Sin Mei Cheng
    9 Bridging Physical and Virtual Community through O2O Approach
    Keng Hua Chong, Denise Nicole Lim, Natasha Yeo Min, Tshui Mum Ha, Sin Mei Cheng
    10 Application of Smart Community Design
    Keng Hua Chong, Pia Fricker, Christine Yogiaman, Mihye Cho


    Keng Hua Chong is Associate Professor of Architecture and Sustainable Design at the Singapore University of Technology and Design.