by S BIRRUNTHA / pic by TMR FILE
THIS year’s 13th International Conference on World Class Sustainable Cities (WCSC) in September, is aimed at proactive initiatives to make cities more sustainable and liveable.
The event will be jointly organised by the Real Estate and Housing Developers’ Association Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysian Institute of Planners and Malaysian Institute of Architects, with the official support and endorsement of Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL).
Organising committee chairman Chan Jin-Wy said the conference series will be a constructive, inclusive and aspirational platform for city managers, planners, architects and engineers to brainstorm how Kuala Lumpur and other cities should move forward.
He said this year’s conference is timely to provide a comprehensive platform to move forward.
“Kuala Lumpur is set to embark on an important planning policy direction through its new ‘Kuala Lumpur City Plan 2040′,” he said in a briefing in conjunction with the event in Kuala Lumpur today.
Chan said the conference is set to create engagement with all parties on how to rise again from the pandemic and build a better city with affordable housing, facilities and infrastructure.
He said the conference would involve international and local experts with the hope of learning and adopting suitable approaches to local situations.
Among the speakers at the conference include the Mayor of Melbourne Sally Capp, founder and principal designer of Turenscape Kongjian Yu and DBKL’s ED (planning) Datuk Sulaiman Mohamed.
The conference series will also feature distinguished international and local speakers including panellists/moderators to share knowledge on international best practices and case studies from other world-class cities.
Other events include WCSC 2022 Photography Competition and Young People’s Lab 2022 workshop for youths and the younger generation.
Since its inception in 2009, WCSC series has provided a constructive platform to share, educate and engage all stakeholders representing the city managers, government agencies, built environment industry professionals, academicians, residents’ groups and city stakeholders, as well as showcase international best practices on the benefits and challenges faced in becoming a world-class sustainable and liveable city.