Minister of Territories Graced the 10th Edition of the International Conference Dedicated to Making Cities More Liveable Through Sustainable Urban Development

Published by Areef Aiman @ 27/09/2018

Urbanism in the recent years have led to unprecedented level of development is rather challenging for cities to handle. Without better planning, technology and social innovations, Kuala Lumpur and other cities in Malaysia will have a hard time preparing for today’s and tomorrow’s challenges. This has come to the attention of Real Estate & Housing Developer’s Association Malaysia Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur (REHDA KL), Malaysian Institute of Planners (MIP) and Malaysian Institute of Architects (PAM), and together, since 2009, they have introduced and organized the Conference on World Class Sustainable Cities 2018 as platform to create a more livable, resilient, inclusive and sustainable city in Malaysia.

Group Photo of WCSC VIPs and Keynote Speakers, Topic & Panelists

Themed ‘Kuala Lumpur: Today and Beyond’, Malaysia is further strengthening its commitment to the Cities: 2030 New Urban Agenda which was further revitalized during this February’s World Urban Forum (WUF9) held in Kuala Lumpur. In order to do so, it is vital that cities be more conducive, inclusive and provides an affordable living environment, excellent connectivity and ample outdoor public spaces set within a greener and therefore cooling urban setting.

500 delegates who came from various backgrounds, representing the built-environment industry professionals, city managers, government agencies, resident’s groups, NGO’s and city stakeholders, gather around to listen from the very best. This year around, the speakers are definitely world-class leaders in their own urban scope. Dr. Belinda Yuen for example is the Research Director of the esteemed Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities while Mr. Riccardo Andrea Marini is the Founder and Director of Marini Urbanismo.

Minister of Territories, Tuan Haji Khalid bin Abd. Samad delivering his keynote address

Upon officially launching the event, the Minister of Territories, Tuan Haji Khalid bin Abd. Samad who is one of the keynotes speakers himself, explained that there is a lot of potential in Kuala Lumpur for greener and more sustainable urban development.

(Left to right) Dato’ Soam Heng Choon, President of REHDA, Minister of Territories, Tuan Haji Khalid bin Abd. Samad, Datuk Hj. Mahadi bin C. Ngah, Executive Director (Project Management) of Kuala Lumpur City Hall.

(Left to right) TPr Hj. Ihsan Zainal Mokhtar, President of Malaysian Institute of Planners (MIP), Datuk Hj. Mahadi bin C. Ngah, Executive Director (Project Management) of Kuala Lumpur City Hall, Minister of Territories, Tuan Haji Khalid bin Abd. Samad, Mr. Michael Fu Yueh Yee, Chairman, Organizing Committee WSCS 2018, and Ar. Ezumi Harzani bin Ismail, President of Malaysian Institute of Architects (PAM).

(Left to right) Mr. Michael Fu Yueh Yee, Chairman, Organizing Committee WSCS 2018, Dato’ Soam Heng Choon, President of REHDA, Minister of Territories, Tuan Haji Khalid bin Abd. Samad, and Dato’ Jeffrey Ng Tiong Lip, Chairman of REHDA Institute.