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Chief Executive of Urbanice Malaysia, Madam Norliza Hashim presenting a token of appreciation to Ministry of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government (KPKT) Deputy Secretary General, Dr. Mary Wong Lai Lin - Image courtesy of Nextdor Property Communications

KUALA LUMPUR (July 3, 2018): The inaugural Malaysia 100YC (Year Cities), an initiative by Urbanice Malaysia - a centre under the Ministry of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government (KPKT) - was officiated and launched by UN Habitat Executive Director, HE Dato’ Maimunah Mohd Sharif and witnessed by KPKT Deputy Secretary General, Dr. Mary Wong Lai Lin.

The Malaysia 100YC Programme is set to encourage local universities to reimagine what Malaysian future cities will look like and share their ideas, solutions and concepts to address the challenges of future urban living. While at the same time attracting ideas, best practices, and case studies from professional bodies and industry leaders in the areas of technology, architecture and town planning.

UN Habitat Executive Director, Her Excellency Dato’ Maimunah Mohd Sharif introducing Malaysia 100YC Programme

A collaboration between Urbanice Malaysia, Think City, and Nextdor Property Communications Sdn Bhd, the Malaysia 100 YC Programme will run until February 2019 with interactive workshops and studio sessions. The programme will culminate with a grand exhibition focusing on key areas such as innovative technologies, green open spaces, urban mobility, affordable living, community governance, and smart infrastructure.

Representing Urbanice Malaysia at the launch, Chief Executive, Norliza Hashim said, “The Malaysia 100 YC Programme is in line with Malaysia’s aspiration to advocate, promote and implement projects in support of the New Urban Agenda (NUA) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).”

The NUA is a framework that guides efforts around urbanization and development, such as local fiscal systems, urban planning and basic services and infrastructure to ensure sustainable development. The SDG focuses on making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable.

“One of our main aims from this collaborative programme is to guide our city planners and managers to better meet the current and future demands of our cities and its citizens.” supported Hamdan Abdul Majeed, Managing Director of Think City.

Group Shot during the press conference: (From left) Mr Pacome Kosy, special officer to Executive Director of UN Habitat, Director General Plan Malaysia, Pn Hajah Rokibah, Chief Executive of Urbanice Malaysia, Madam Norliza Hashim, UN Habitat Executive Director, Her Excellency Dato’ Maimunah Mohd Sharif, Ministry of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government (KPKT) Deputy Secretary General, Dr. Mary Wong Lai Lin, Think City’s Managing Director, Mr Hamdan Abdul Majeed, Think City’s Programme Director (Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru), Dr Neil Khor and Nextdor Property Communications Executive Director, Mr Imran Clyde

The Malaysia 100YC programme is inspired and adapted from the Malaysia Biennial 100YC programme as commented by founder, Imran Clyde. It also aims to crowdsource ideas and solutions for future cities in an innovative way, while at the same time promoting knowledge-sharing and collaboration.

“By visualizing ideal future cities, we are also able to create a foundation towards realizing those futures, and this can be done by creating or promoting the right incentives or policies,” he added.

“UN’s projections indicate that Malaysia will have an urbanization rate of 85% by 2040, by which time Malaysia’s population is expected to hit 41.5 million people. We must be prepared and start planning now.” says Norliza in a concluding statement.

About Urbanice Malaysia

Urbanice Malaysia, set under the Ministry of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government, Malaysia is a Centre of Excellence established since June 2016 to create better cities in Malaysia. It promotes sustainable and climate responsive urban development through knowledge sharing, partnership programs and multi-stakeholder engagement.

About Malaysia Biennial 100YC

A programme under the leadership of Nextdor Property Communications Sdn Bhd, Malaysia Biennial 100YC aims to transform the future by envisioning the impact of four key urban catalysts on cities; knowledge, commerce, technology, and mobility. A grantee of Think City, the Malaysia Biennial 100YC was launched in 2014, and has since hosted two programmes involving leading architecture schools, with the second programme culminating in a Biennale Sessions event at the world-renowned Venice Biennale Architectura in May 2018.

About Think City

Think City is a community-based urban rejuvenation organization and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Khazanah Nasional Berhad that seeks to increase the wellbeing of the communities by creating more sustainable and liveable cities. Established in 2009 to spearhead community based urban regeneration in Penang, its impact and successes in Penang allowed Think City to expand its mandate into Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru and Butterworth.

For more information about Malaysia 100YC Programme, please visit

(Written by: Aisyah Shukor, 7th July 2018)


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