About our lab
Social Urban Laboratory (SOULab) is a design research lab based in Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), focusing on evidence-based design for health, equity, agency, and life, through investigating the relationships between people and the environment. Our research interests include demographic shift, healthy longevity, place-making, place-keeping, asset-based
community design, and other emerging urban phenomenons. Based on extensive design ethnographic studies and participatory action research, we aim to develop a new design framework that shift the paradigm from urban design to “urban life design”, towards a long-term vision of social sustainability.