Pelajar Sarjana Muda Perancangan Bandar Dan Wilayah, Fakulti Alam Bina Memenangi Tempat Kedua Dalam Pertandingan Reka Bentuk Medan PMINT – Medan Expresi Rakyat

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Penyampaian hadiah berupa sijil serta cek bernilai RM 7,500.00 yang telah di sampaikan oleh Setiausaha Kerajaan Negeri Terengganu, YB Dato’ Haji Osman bin Muda kepada pelajar Sarjana Muda Perancangan Bandar dan Wilayah, FAB

 

Sekumpulan pelajar Sarjana Muda Perancangan Bandar dan Wilayah, Fakulti Alam Bina, UTM telah memenangi tempat kedua dalam Pertandingan Reka Bentuk Medan PMINT dengan berkonsepkan “Medan Ekspresi Rakyat” yang telah diadakan pada 6 Mei 2015 anjuran Perbadanan Memajukan Iktisad Negeri Terengganu (PMINT). Kumpulan pelajar tersebut terdiri daripada lima (5) orang iaitu Muhamad Redzuan, Safwan Shaari, Azalia Abdul Yusof, Efariza Abdul Hamid dan Farah Nurizzati Mohd Zaki.  Pertandingan yang turut disertai oleh beberapa institusi pengajian tinggi awam dan swasta di Malaysia bertujuan untuk mengumpulkan idea satu reka bentuk medan bandar yang berkualiti, responsif terhadap pengguna, inovatif serta mampan dari kalangan pelajar institusi pengajian tinggi awam dan swasta.

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Dr. Mehdi and Team Won Gold Medal, Special Award and 4th. Best Project at MRCIE 2015

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Dr. Mehdi Moeinaddini, Dr. Zahid Sultan, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Zaly Shah from Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Built Environment (FAB) and Dr. Zohreh Asadi Shekari, a post doctoral researcher at Center for Innovative Planning and Development (CiPD), FAB, won three (3) awards – a gold medal, Special Award and 4th. Best Project at Malaysian Research Conference and Innovation Exhibition 2015 (MRCIE 2015) for their innovative Smart Environment Monitoring (SEM) device. The event was organised by the Research and Innovation Section,  UniKL, MITEC on 2nd. – 3rd. December 2015 at Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL), Malaysian Institute of Industrials Technology (MITEC), Persiaran Sinaran Ilmu, Bandar Seri Alam, Johor Bahru, Johor. Other team members that were involved in the project are Mahmood Safaei and Dr Hassan Chizari.

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PAWDEX Awarded Gold Prize at SIIF (Seoul International Invention Fair) 2015

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November 29 – UTM-ISIIC FAB- FKA team won a Gold Award at SIIF 2015 for the development and commercialization of PAWDEX, an Urban Walkability Index Analysis Model. The multidisciplinary research team which was spearheaded by Assoc. Prof Dr. Hasanuddin Lamit; consists of Dr. Arezou Shafaghat, Dr. Ali Keyvanfar, Dr. Kherun Nita Ali, Prof. Dr. Mohd Zaimi Abd. Majid, and Prof. Dr. Mohd Hamdan Ahmad. The research project was also supported by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), Malaysian Highway Authority (Lembaga Lebuhraya Malaysia-LLM), Qatar Road Safety Studies Centre (RSSC), and the Institute of Sultan Iskandar (ISI).

The team has won the judges attention to their Urban Walkability Decision Support tool which was developed to be used by local government agencies to enhance low-energy and low-emission urban development policies.

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JPBW Monthly Seminar: “Town Planning From The Private Sector Perspective”

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An alumni of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Built Environment (FAB), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Johor Bahru, Encik Abdul Razak bin Mohd Yusoff, Chief Executive of Kumpulan Prasarana Rakyat Johor (KPRJ), a State of Johore Government Link Company (GLC) delivered an elightening talk in JPBW Monthly Seminar on 3rd December 2015.

Encik Abdul Razak bin Mohd Yusoff is a graduate of Urban and Regional Planning, UTM in 1987 and has a Post Graduate degree in Land Economics from Nihon University, Tokyo, Japan.  He began his career in the late 1980’s as a Research Assistant (RA) at FAB and moved on to become a Contractor with YTL, a Turnkey Contractor with Trans Resources Corporation (TRC), a Developer with TRC Development Sdn. Bhd., a Township Developer with Island and Peninsular (I&P) Group Sdn. Bhd. He is then appointed as the Chief Executive of KPRJ in Mei 2015.

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UTM Shares Knowledge with Thai Authorities on Housing Development in Iskandar Malaysia

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Thai delegates at the Foyer of Block B12, Faculty of Built Environment. Standing front row second from right is Assist. Prof. Dr. Tarawut Boonlua, Head of Thai Delegates; third from right is Mr. Chau Loon Wai, Lecturer from Urban and Regional Planning Department, FAB

 

UTM Johor Bahru – Twenty two (22)  officials from the National Housing Authority (NHA) and Nakon Rachasima Office, Thailand, led by two senior academics from the Mahasarakham University (MSU), visited the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Built Environment (FAB), UTM Johor Bahru and Iskandar Malaysia on 24 November 2015.

The visit was part of MSU’s joint research with the two Thai authorities in search of international best practice models for housing development. UTM and Iskandar Malaysia were chosen as two of the several international reference points.

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Study Visit to Batam, Indonesia by Third Year SBEP Students

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Twenty two students from the 3rd Year, Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning Programme,  Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Built Environment, UTM visited Batam on 3rd. November 2015 as part of the academic activities for the course SBEP3243 Planning Practice. The objective of the visit was to expose students to the planning practice in neighbouring countries. The visit was led by Dr. Gobi Krishna s/o Sinniah, a senior lecturer who is teaching the course.

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