At the World Cities Summit (WCS) plenary session on Aug 2, Ms Indranee Rajah, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, Second Minister for Finance and National Development, announced the formation of the inaugural “World Cities Summit Knowledge Councils”. The two Councils, focusing on the Science of Cities and Urban Resilience respectively, bring together some of the world’s foremost thought leaders on these topics to identify innovative and actionable ideas to shape liveable, sustainable and resilient cities. The Knowledge Councils will guide and support the Centre for Liveable Cities’ research and the future agendas for WCS. Each council is led by a Chair and comprises ten to twelve individuals. Members are appointed for a period of two years, from July 2022 to June 2024. The Knowledge Council on Urban Resilience is led by SMU President Professor Lily Kong.