Kuala Lumpur, 20 July 2021 – City makers and managers, investors, professionals, tech companies, academia and the public are invited to learn more and contribute to urban and regional planning at City Expo Malaysia (CEM) 2021.
|Date||8 November – 8 December 2021|
|Themes||Smart city; compact city; walkable city; people orientated city; transit oriented development; Green city; healthy city; liveable city; dynamic city; smart/Green mobility; low carbon city; eco city; resilient city; smart/Green Infrastructure; mixed-use development; and placemaking.|
The exhibition, themed 100 Years Advancing Our Cities, explores current policies and issues in urban planning and large-scale urbanisation, infrastructure development, and strategies to address rapid urbanisation without neglecting the preservation of heritage and culture.
It is co-presented by the Malaysian Institute of Planners (MIP) and Nextdor Property Communications, together with the support of Ministry of Housing and Local Government (KPKT), PLANMalaysia (Federal Department of Town and Country Planning), and the Commonwealth Association of Planners (CAP).
The focus the discussion will be on both past and current challenges facing cities and prepare for the future, drawing attention to the importance of best city planning, solutions for the most pressing issues, and sustainable development.
According to MIP President, TPr Datin Hajjah Noraida Saludin, everyone can join in a meaningful way through a public exhibition that seeks to educate and inform Malaysians and a wider global audience on the importance of town planning and development.
“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, the progress we have made through the years since 1921 as well as the challenges confronting our cities today and what we can expect in the future,” said Noraida.
“The COVID-19 pandemic, while affecting lives and livelihood, has also impacted cities and has caused many to rethink the usage of urban spaces in future planning and development,” added Imran Clyde, Director of Nextdor Property Communications.
On a deeper level, as the first locally organised expo on town planning and development, CEM 2021 provides an opportunity for participants from Malaysia and the world to share their concerns, ideas and engage with stakeholders across a variety of industries related to our cities.
Noraida added, “The exhibition component showcases solutions, be it from a technological perspective or otherwise, related to sustainable urban development and new urban concepts in line with the New Urban Agenda and the International Guidelines on Urban and Territorial Planning.”
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