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MALAYSIA BIENNIAL 100YC SMART CITY FORUM INVITES GREATER COLLABORATION

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Towards shaping future smart cities and empowering better lifestyles for tomorrow

 

 


Kuala Lumpur, 13 October 2017 – Against the backdrop of the National Innovation and Creative Economy 2017 (NICE 2017) expo, a smart city forum was held to investigate the challenges and opportunities present for future smart cities in Malaysia. Themed “Shaping Smart Cities and Future Lifestyles”, the forum addressed several key themes that city builders, planners and managers need to address such as financing models, legal considerations, infrastructure needs, inclusiveness and planning constraints to ensure Malaysia’s current cities transform into smart cities.

 

From left: Ms. Anne Lourdes (Nextdor Property Communications), Mr. Imran Clyde (Nextdor Property Communications), Mr. John Low (Roland Berger), Mr. Jefri Clyde (Garis Architects & AJC Planning Consultants), Pn. Azizah Ali (Microsoft Malaysia), Mr. Kumar Tharmalingam (AREA Management),  Mr. Joel Goh (Think City), and Sr. Khaidzir Abdul Rasip (Iskandar Regional Development Authority)

 

 

 

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In his opening address Yang Berhormat Datuk Seri Panglima Wilfred Madius Tangau, Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation said that research and planning for future cities is necessary to address the challenges of urbanization and other disruptive global forces such as in the areas of technology, commerce, knowledge and mobility as cities impact the lives of millions of people.

 

 

Minister of Science, Technology & Innovation YB Wilfred Madius Tangau delivering his keynote address
Minister of Science, Technology & Innovation YB Wilfred Madius Tangau delivering his keynote address

 

 

Tangau said, “Advances in science, technology and innovation have the potential to change existing industries and create new ones. These include urban manufacturing, renewable energy projects within cities, autonomous vehicles, the widespread use of drones and robots, the Internet of Things, the use of advanced building materials and construction methods, virtual and augmented reality as well as artificial intelligence”.

 

 

Mr. Imran Clyde, co-founder of Malaysia Biennial 100YC presenting his opening speech during the forum
Mr. Imran Clyde, co-founder of Malaysia Biennial 100YC presenting his opening speech during the forum

 

 

The forum, which saw 300 participants including property developers, students, academia, professionals, representatives of local councils as well as members of the public, showcased the many opportunities for smart cities to improve the quality of life for urban residents.

 

 

Prof. Tom Kovac, Artistic Director of Malaysia Biennial 100YC sharing his novel ideas and creative input
Prof. Tom Kovac, Artistic Director of Malaysia Biennial 100YC sharing his novel ideas and creative input

 


Imran Clyde, co-founder of the Malaysia Biennial 100YC said “As municipal bodies in Malaysia formulate their strategies for the coming years to address greater urbanization, we should recognize that technology will be a key consideration in how to better manage our cities. Through events such as this forum, we hope that the property development industry and policymakers will learn from the expertise of each other and explore the latest technologies.

 

 

Pn. Hazami Habib, the CEO of Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM) giving an awe-inspiring lecture
Pn. Hazami Habib, the CEO of Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM) giving an awe-inspiring lecture

 

 

From left: Mr. Imran Clyde, Prof. Tom Kovak and Pn. Hazami Habib during the official press conference
From left: Mr. Imran Clyde, Prof. Tom Kovak and Pn. Hazami Habib during the official press conference

 

 

Supporting partners for the Malaysia Biennial 100YC include Iskandar Regional Development Authority, Think City, United World Infrastructure (UWI) and Focus Malaysia. Forum partners are Roland Berger, the StarProperty.my, Construction+ magazine and Moma water.

 

 

Forum Q&A session in progress featuring an esteemed panel of guest speakers moderated by John Low
Forum Q&A session in progress featuring an esteemed panel of guest speakers moderated by John Low

 

Malaysia Biennial 100YC: Medini 2017 sets out to design a vision for the 100 year development of Medini Iskandar, aiming to enrich and transform the future by envisaging its evolution by the year 2117. The program includes exhibitions, local and global workshops and online collaboration modules with leading international architecture schools, enabling global connectivity and collaboration between universities and research leaders, sharing urban and architecture outcomes under the directorship of many of the world’s innovative architects. Each school is invited to present research led insights and visions, showcase elaborate research developed by architecture schools through a collaborative online platform CORUS – a specifically developed teaching and learning online application to further opportunities for global collaboration, discussion and project reviews.

 

 

From left: Sr. Khaidzir A. Rasip, Mr. Soma Sundram & Mr. Jefri Clyde prior to the forum commencement
From left: Sr. Khaidzir A. Rasip, Mr. Soma Sundram & Mr. Jefri Clyde prior to the forum commencement

 


For further media enquires please contact:

Imran Clyde                                  Anne Lourdes
+6012 219 8210                              +6019 465 2169
imran@nextdor.com.my               annelourdes@nextdor.com.my

 

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