Track 1: Sustainability through Technology

These topics highlight the key aspects of smart and sustainable urban mobility, aiming to create more efficient, accessible, and environmentally friendly transportation systems in cities. By addressing these topics, cities can improve quality of life, reduce traffic congestion, and mitigate the environmental impact of transportation.


Chairperson: Mr Lew Yii Der

Deputy Chairperson: Dr Zheng Jianxin


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List of sub-topics:

  1. Public Transportation Systems: Enhancing and expanding public transportation networks, including buses, trams, light rail, and subways. This involves improving connectivity, increasing frequency, integrating real-time information systems, and implementing smart fare payment systems.
  2. Active Transportation: Promoting walking, cycling, and other non-motorized modes of transportation. This includes developing safe and accessible pedestrian and cycling infrastructure, implementing bike-sharing programs, and creating pedestrian-friendly urban spaces.
  3. Electric and Low-Emission Vehicles: Encouraging the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) and other low-emission vehicles for personal and public transportation. This involves establishing EV charging infrastructure, providing incentives for electric vehicle ownership, and supporting the development of electric public transportation fleets.
  4. Mobility as a Service (MaaS): Integrating various modes of transportation into a seamless and user-friendly mobility platform. This includes smartphone apps that provide information, booking, and payment services for multiple transportation options, such as public transit, ridesharing, bikesharing, and carpooling.
  5. Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS): Utilizing advanced technologies to optimize traffic flow and enhance transportation efficiency. This includes traffic management systems, adaptive traffic signal control, real-time traveler information, and intelligent parking systems.
  6. Urban Freight and Logistics: Improving the efficiency and sustainability of goods movement within cities. This involves implementing last-mile delivery solutions, optimizing logistics networks, promoting electric and low-emission freight vehicles, and encouraging off-peak deliveries.
  7. Data Analytics and Predictive Modeling: Leveraging data to improve decision-making and optimize transportation systems. This includes analyzing transportation patterns, predicting travel demand, identifying congestion hotspots, and optimizing route planning.
  8. Integrated Land Use and Transportation Planning: Promoting compact and mixed-use development that reduces the need for long-distance commuting and supports walkability and accessibility to public transportation. This involves coordinating land use and transportation planning efforts to create sustainable urban environments.
  9. Green Transportation: Innovations in transportation that promote sustainability, such as electric vehicles (EVs), hybrid vehicles, fuel-efficient engines, and public transportation systems. This also includes the development of infrastructure for EV charging stations.

The built environment can contribute to a more sustainable future by reducing energy consumption, minimizing environmental impact, promoting resource efficiency, and improving occupant well-being.


Creating a greener and renewable built environment involves various topics related to sustainable design, construction, and operation of buildings and infrastructure.


Chairperson: Er. David Ng

Deputy Chairperson: Dr Aaron Sham


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List of sub-topics

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Engineering for a Sustainable Future

Launched in 2013, the biennial World Engineers Summit (WES) is a premier platform for engineering-centric discussions to advance the world towards a resilient, sustainable future.


From 8 to 10 November 2023, The Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES) will host WES 2023 in Singapore. Themed ‘Engineering for a Sustainable Future’, the sixth WES will facilitate the timely exchange of knowledge, ideas and solutions amongst engineers to support the world’s net-zero transition.


Joining the engineering community will be thought leaders, policy-makers, specialists, business leaders and academics from across the globe. Together, they will share expert opinions and solutions to address global issues arising from climate change and carbon-intensive urban development.


WES 2023 is a key event in 2023 for the IES Green Plan 2030, unveiled in January 2023 to support Singapore’s sustainability journey.


The summit will feature keynote addresses from prominent experts and leaders as well as discussions across six curated tracks:


  • Sustainability through Technology
  • Building a Resilient Future against Climate Change
  • Future of Industry Sustainability
  • Smart and Sustainable Urban Mobility
  • A Greener and Renewable Built Environment
  • Pedagogy and Education Technology in Engineering Education


Join us at WES 2023 to be part of a collective effort to build a greener and brighter future through engineering.




Join us for a session packed with rich technical content, featuring eminent experts as keynote speakers and renowned researchers, practitioners and policy makers showcasing the latest research findings and engineering innovations in support of a low carbon future and sustainable development.

As humankind grapples with unprecedented challenges unleashed by the COVID-19 pandemic, never before have engineers been more needed to work together to set the world on a strong course of recovery.


To spur the creation of innovative, sustainable solutions from international engineering communities at this time of crisis, The Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES) will host the sixth biennial World Engineers Summit (WES) from 8 to 10 November 2023 with the theme “Engineering for a Sustainable Future”.


The conference will facilitate discussions on pressing current issues and new growth opportunities via six tracks: Sustainable through Technology, Building A Resilient Future Against Climate Change, Future of Industry Sustainability, Smart and Sustainable Urban Mobility, A Greener and Renewable Built Environment and Pedagogy and Educational Technology in Engineering Education


We have designed a rich and varied programme comprising keynote speeches by leading field experts, insightful presentations and interaction opportunities to benefit delegates from different disciplines, industries and countries.


IES initiated WES in 2013 as a platform to address crucial issues confronting the world through engineering solutions. With the colossal magnitude of the issues at hand due to the pandemic, IES is committed to supporting engineers across borders to leverage on WES 2023 to formulate plausible next steps for a better well-being and a more sustainable global society.


Just as the pandemic has brought about permanent and far-reaching changes, engineers are the ones with the minds and means to drive transformation in all corners of the globe. Let us come together as engineers to turn this unprecedented crisis into new opportunities for future generations.


We look forward to seeing you at WES 2023.


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