Petaling Jaya, 27 November 2020 – Malaysian Institute of Planners (MIP) and Nextdor Property Communications have entered into a partnership to collaborate and co-organise the inaugural edition of City Expo Malaysia 2021 (CEM 2021), a year that also marks a centennial milestone for Malaysia in town planning, with the appointment of the first government town planner for the Federated Malay States in 1921.
MIP President, TPr Haji Ihsan Zainal Mokhtar, said, “This inaugural event is timely as we hope to draw the public’s attention to the importance of good town planning and its impact on urban development, and the progress we have made through the years since 1921, as well as the challenges. The COVID-19 pandemic, while affecting lives and livelihood, has also impacted cities and made people rethink the use of urban spaces in future planning and development.”
The exhibition is open to the public and will showcase innovative technological solutions related to sustainable urban development and new urban concepts. Nextdor Property Communications’ Executive Director, Imran Clyde, shared, “Running alongside the consumer exhibition is an international conference that will see the participation from leading professionals from the public and private sectors in Malaysia.”
The exhibition, themed 100 Years Advancing Our Cities, will, among others, explore current policies and issues in urban planning and large-scale urbanisation, as well as infrastructure development issues and strategies to address rapid urbanisation without losing sight of the importance of preserving our heritage and culture.
There will also be presentations that will look at best practices, inclusivity and sustainable development in line with the New Urban Agenda, which was adopted at the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) in October 2016.
Source: Construction+ Online