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Ng Kok Hoe is Assistant Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. He received his PhD and MSc degrees from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He previously worked in the Singapore civil service and continues to consult for the government and the voluntary sector on social policy issues and social service research.
Kok Hoe’s research is concerned with ageing and poverty, old-age pensions and income security, public housing policy, social housing, and community-based social interventions.
Leong Ching's work lies in making sense of apparently irrational environmental behavior, whether poor decision-making relating to water use in households, risk taking in drinking recycled water, investing in water utilities, to building dams and managing rivers.
She uses narratives, perceptions and stories to understand collective public behavior, and how these provide elements of environmental identities . Her research is premised on the idea that an environmental identity emotionally and cognitively connects an individual’s perceptions, beliefs, values and habits with elements of the natural environment.
Leong Ching has a Phd In Public Policy from NUS and graduate degrees in philosophy, information technology and journalism. She has previously worked as a newspaper and television reporter.
Yu-Min Joo holds a PhD in urban and regional planning from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master’s degree in urban planning from Harvard University. At MIT, she was with the International Development Group, which focuses on the development issues and policy challenges in non-Western countries. Originally from South Korea, she is particularly interested in studying the political and social dynamics of development policymaking in Asian cities, with an emphasis on exploring them across various spatial scales from urban to national in the global economy.