UTM Leads the Way to an Asian Urban Agenda

UTM Johor Bahru – The Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Built Environment, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), together with the Asian Planning Schools Association (APSA), successfully organised the 13thInternational Congress of Asian Planning Schools Association (APSA 2015) on 12-14 August 2015.

Through APSA 2015, UTM leads the way towards formulating an Asian Urban Agenda that will guide planning education and practice in Asia into the 21st Century.  This is  crucial especially in anticipation of the unique and unprecedented diversity, intensity, complexity and authenticity issues of urbanisation in Asia. Hence the Congress theme: Towards an Asian Urban Agenda: Planning Asian DiverseCITY, IntenseCITY, ComplexCITY and AuthenticCITY.

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Dr Wahid: Urban Planners Must Cater for Population Growth

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JOHOR BARU: Long-term planning is needed to ensure that urban areas are able to grow to their fullest potential and provide comfortable living conditions for its denizens.

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia vice-chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Wahid Omar said major cities in the region were faced with issues of congestion due to the increasing population.

“Major cities, currently only have short-term solutions without taking into account problems which might rise in the long run for city dwellers.

“According to a World Bank report, Kuala Lumpur lost about RM30bil in revenue as city dwellers were losing out on their productivity level being stuck in traffic congestion daily,” he said.

Dr Wahid said this after officiating the 13th International Congress of Asian Planning Schools Association at the university’s main Skudai campus.

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250 Pakar Perancang Bandar Sertai APSA

WAHID OMAR (depan, lima dari kiri) bersama ahli akademik dan pengamal bidang perancangan bandar tempatan serta antarabangsa menyertai Kongres Antarabangsa Asian Planning School Association ke-13 di UTM, Johor Bahru, semalam. Utusan/FATHIN SUHAIRA ABD. RAHIM Kredit Foto: Utusan

JOHOR BAHRU 12 Ogos – Seramai 250 ahli akademik terdiri daripada penyelidik dan pengamal bidang perancangan bandar tempatan dan antarabangsa menyertai Kongres Antarabangsa Asian Planning School Association (APSA) ke-13 di Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, di sini hari ini.

Naib Canselornya, Prof. Datuk Ir. Wahid Omar berkata, kongres selama tiga hari itu melibatkan perbincangan intelektual dan kritikal keadaan semasa dan hala tuju masa hadapan perbandaran serta perancangan bercirikan Asia.

Katanya, melalui APSA 2015, UTM mengambil peranan sebagai peneraju dalam menyumbang kepada rumusan satu Agenda Perbandaran Asia yang bakal menjadi panduan kepada pendidikan dan amalan perancangan rantau Asia dalam abad ke-21.

“Perumusan agenda perbandaran yang khusus kepada konteks Asia adalah penting dalam kita menjangkakan pelbagai isu khusus dan tahap perbandaran yang belum pernah terjadi di rantau ini dalam aspek kepelbagaian, intensiti, kompleksiti dan keaslian.

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Ahli Akademik Bincang Hala Tuju Perbandaraan Bercirikan Asia

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JOHOR BAHRU, 13 Ogos — Seramai 250 ahli akademik, penyelidik serta pakar tempatan dan antarabangsa dalam bidang perancangan bandar dan profesion berkaitan akan bersama-sama membincangkan hala tuju masa depan perbandaran yang bercirikan Asia.

Perbincangan berkenaan diadakan menerusi Kongres Antarabangsa Persatuan Perancangan Sekolah Asia (APSA) 2015 yang kini sedang berlangsung di Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Skudai, hingga 14 Ogos.

Naib Canselor UTM, Prof Dr. Ir. Wahid Omar berkata perancangan bandar perlu diteliti dengan baik agar memberi kesan yang positif kepada penduduk setempat.

Beliau turut memberi contoh kawasan di Nusajaya mempunyai perancangan bandar strategik yang turut melibatkan pihak UTM untuk membangunkannya.

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