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College of Integrative Studies

Winston CHOW

Full-time Faculty

Associate Professor of Urban Climate; Pillar Lead, SMU Urban Infrastructure; Lee Kong Chian Fellow

Winston Chow is an Associate Professor of Urban Climate and Lee Kong Chian Research Fellow based at Singapore Management University’s (SMU) College of Integrative Studies. He has been a Principal Investigator for the multi-institute Cooling Singapore initiative since 2017, and currently leads interdisciplinary research on how Singapore’s urban climate risks will change as its climate warms. His previous research projects focused on urban heat island science, impacts and mitigation, as well as on climate change vulnerability in subtropical cities. He has authored close to 50 peer-reviewed academic journal articles and book chapters on his research to date. Dr. Chow is also Associate Editor for the journal Climate Risk Management, and an Editorial Board member for Landscape and Urban Planning and PLOS Sustainability and Transformation.


  • PhD, Arizona State University, 2011
  • MS, National University of Singapore, 2005
  • BS (First Class Hons), National University of Singapore, 2002
  • BA (Merit), National University of Singapore, 2001

Research Interests

  • Urban Vulnerability and Risk to Climate Change
  • Urban Heat Island Science, Impacts, and Mitigation
  • Sustainability in Urban Climatology

Course(s) Taught in SMU

  • Climate Change: Global and Local Solutions
  • Technological Innovations Enhancing Urban Sustainability

Related Links

Adopting Sustainable Urban Development Measures for Continued Economic Growth