Building Inclusive Cities

Date: 23 May 2017
Companies: Nextdor Property Communications Sdn Bhd and Sufficiencyty

A group of industry experts from diverse backgrounds gathered at RUANG by Think City, Kuala Lumpur, for a roundtable discussion on Building Inclusive Communities.

Organised by Nextdor Property Communications and design studio Sufficiencyty, the discussion saw key speakers from Universiti Putra Malaysia, AJC Planning Consultants, Think City, Propertypricetag.com, Friends of Kota Damansara (FOKD) and StarProperty.my, come together to share their views.

The event also marked the launch of a new special interest group, called Building Better Neighbourhoods, which seeks to share and discuss pertinent issues related to the development and management of cities and public spaces.

“We are hosting this special interest group in an aim to assist city officials, planners and managers to prepare for the challenges and opportunities posed by the growth of cities by understanding current and future social, economic and community-based issues,” said Imran Clyde, executive director of Nextdor Property Communications. “This way, we will be able to prepare and explore opportunities to establish a sustainable, inclusive and better living environment that benefits all levels of Malaysian society.”

The inaugural event saw the panelists covering three questions: How far is inclusiveness included in the current desire to build ‘world-class’ cities? What are the possible implications of new economic models from the growth of information technology, and how can all levels of society participate in it? What are the future implications and solutions for the current housing gap for homes in the RM200,000 to RM350,000 range?

About 30 participants were seen at the event, including students, property developers, businessmen, lecturers and members of the media.

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