KUALA LUMPUR: TODAY & BEYOND
The City of Kuala Lumpur returns in hosting the 10th series of the ‘International Conference on World Class Sustainable Cities 2018 (WCSC 2018)’ to be held on Thursday, 27 September 2018 at the InterContinental Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. With the official support and endorsement of Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL), this year’s 10th WCSC conference series is aptly themed ‘KUALA LUMPUR: TODAY & BEYOND’. Cities today and its inhabitants are facing continuous challenges and pressures for further economic growth and stronger compet itive advantage. At the same time, cities are expected to provide for better quality of life in an improved urban environment. This includes a conduci ve, inclusive and affordable li ving environment, excellent connectivity and ample outdoor public spaces set within a greener, and therefore, cooler urban setting.
The present challenge facing every city including Kuala Lumpur today is how to balance the need to provide a sustainable infrastructure and environment within the city, and the affordability gap that meets the unwavering trend of continuous migration and growth of population in the city. Cities therefore need to reinvent themselves to implement and rethink policies and innovative solutions for all issues confronting cities, to achieve the global goal of sustainable development and to implement the New Urban Agenda, an agenda that is universal and applicable to all. WCSC 2018 will continue to explore how Kuala Lumpur and other cities in Malaysia can prepare for today’s and tomorrow’s cha llenges, to be more livable, resilient, inclusive and sustainable, through better planning, technology and social innovations towards implementing the New Agenda for all.
WCSC 2018 will once again specially bring in an exciting line-up of distinguished international World-Class and local speakers including panelists from South Korea, Ind ia and also from Malaysia, globally renowned for their innovative ideas and solutions towards present and future urban planning issues and challenges towards providing an improved and healthier living habitat which is more livable, resilient, inclusive and sustainable. Some of the invited esteemed international speakers include the Honourable Mayor Park Won-Soon, Mayor of Seoul, South Korea; Ms Heejin Kim, Senior Associate Principal, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF), South Korea; and Mr Daryl Carter, Chief Executive Officer of Avanath Capital Management and Past Chairman of the National Multifamily Housing Council 2018, USA.
These international speakers will share their knowledge and experiences with an expected participation from more than 550 delegates representing the built-environment industry professionals, City Managers, Government agencies, residents’ groups, NGO’s and city stakeholders. As WCSC series enters its I O’h year, the 3 Partner Organizations and Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) have through the years enhanced and continued with its vision and strategic partnership to share and enlighten city stakeholders, industry players, Government agencies and the general public with the main aim in creating great livable and sustainable cities. In educating and shifting public mindsets and perceptions on the benefits and challenges faced in becoming a World Class Sustainable and Liveable City, the WCSC Pminer Organizations are proud to have achieved such progressive results during these past decade.
The initiatives and positive results derived from the insights and lessons learnt from past WCSC international conference speakers have manifested and been successfully implemented in Kuala Lumpur and other cities in Malaysia including the transformation of Cheongyecheon River restoration in Seoul, Korea that was a great prelude to Kuala Lumpur’s River of Life project; Brazil’s Curitiba experience for its exemplary city transportation solutions; Hong Kong and Singapore’s pedestrianization projects that include covered walkway systems to make cities for the people; the metamorphosis of Kaohsiung, Taiwan from an industrial polluter to an ecological tourist hub and demonstrating that liveable cities are creative and competitive; and the Placemaking by creating and sustaining public spaces that build stronger communities; to name a few. As part of the WCSC 2018 programme, some of the concurrent events and activities being organized including the ‘MasterClass/Workshop Session’, ‘Technical Site Visits’ and a ‘Photography Competition’. For further info, kindly contact Mr. Soon Teck Giap (WCSC 2018 Conference Secretariat) at Tel: 6 or email: I I or visit: www.wcsckl.com
1OTH WORLD CLASS SUSTAINABLE CITIES CONFERENCE 2018 (WCSC 2018)
MICHAEL FU YUEH YEE
CHAIRMAN, ORGANIZING COMMITTEE, WCSC 2018
Jointly organized by the 3 Partner Organizations: the Real Estate & Housing Developers’ Association Malaysia Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur (REHDA KL), the Malaysian Institute of Planners (MIP), and the Malaysian Institute of Architects (PAM). Started in 2009, the concept of World Class Sustainable Cities (WCSC) series has provided a constructive platform to educate and engage all stakeholders on the benefits and challenges faced in Kuala Lumpur becoming a World Class City, an aspiration expressed in the city’s Structure Plan. WCSC has also been specifically designed to specifically showcase the best and successful practices and experiences from World Class Cities, and has since gained recognition and prominence among the built-environment professionals, City Managers, Government agencies, Residents’ Groups and stakeholders. For media enquiries, please contact:- Mr Soon Teck Giap, WCSC 2018 Conference Secretariat/ Manager, REHDA Wilayah Persekutuan (Kuala Lumpur) Tel : 6 / Email: I I
Website : www.wcsckl.com I www.rehda.com I www.mip.org.my I www.pam.org.my