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Kuching Urban Mobility Strategies for a 22nd Century Intelligent

Kuching Urban Mobility Strategies for a 22nd Century Intelligent
Bigger, wider and connected pathways consider pedestrians’ thermal comfort

In conjunction with Malaysia Urban Forum 2019, Urbanice Malaysia’s ‘Malaysia 100 Year City’ programme encouraged students from various local universities to reimagine what cities will look like 100 years from now and to share their ideas, solutions and concepts to address the challenges of future urban living.

In this project, Team UTM chose Kuching as its project site as it is a city filled with abundant opportunities and potential for economic expansion over the next 100-year period. The project looks into the social life of the people of Kuching—the way they travel and the current state of mobility in the city.

Based on the team’s analysis and surveys, people in Kuching have a very high dependence on private vehicles for transportation. This leads to traffic jams during peak times throughout the city—an average of 30 minutes daily—which will lead to loss of productivity and high petrol combustion. Projections also show that the population is expected to increase to 8.4 million in the year 2110, which the city will need to support.


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PROJECT DATA
Student Names: Wan Muhammad Aqib Wan Mohamad Ashaary; Josephine Lee Siaw Ling; Hilmi Shahrin Mohd Ghazali; Angelina Wong Shi Yan
School: Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai Campus, Johor, Malaysia
Programme: Bachelor’s Degree of Urban and Regional Planning
Supervisor/Instructor: Dr Syed Muhammad Rafy Syed Jaafar
Project Name: Kuching—Urban Mobility Strategies for a 22nd  Century Intelligent City
Project Date: 2018/2019
Location: Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
Images: Wan Muhammad Aqib; Josephine Lee; Hilmi Shahrin; Angelina Wong; Zulhilmi

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