NRGF Asia Scoping Workshop, 9-10 December 2016, Bangkok, Thailand

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The Centre for Innovative Planning and Development (CiPD), Faculty of Built Environment (FAB), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru, was commissioned by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to lead a “Nature Resource Governance Framework (NRGF) Asia Scoping Work” project at a cost of USD20,000.00 (RM88,000.00). The project is to be completed in 2 months.

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An Urban Analytics Data Infrastructure (UADI): A New Ontological Framework to Underpin The Next Generation of Smart Decision-Support Tools by Dr.Soheil Sabri

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The Department of Urban and Regional Planning (JPBW), Faculty of Built Environment (FAB), UTM JB, has once again successfully organised a talk entitled “An Urban Analytics Data Infrastructure (UADI): A New Ontological Framework to Underpin The Next Generation of Smart Decision-Support Tools”. The talk was by Dr. Soheil Sabri from the University of Melbourne, Australia and was held on 11th December 2016 (Sunday) at the Seminar Room B03, FAB, UTM JB.

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Publicity and Public Participation, Draft District Local Plan (RTD) Johor Bahru and Kulai 2025 (Replacement) by TPr. Chew Lee Ting

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Madam TPr. Chew Lee Ting, an urban planning officer at Johor Bahru Tengah Municipal Council (MPJBT), gave a talk cum briefing on the necessity and significance of the Publicity and Public Participation of the Draft District Local Plan (RTD) Johor Bahru and Kulai 2015 (Replacement). In her briefing, TPr. Lee Ting emphasised the importance of the Draft RTD and stressed the need for the public to participate in the publicity program. The Draft RTD has outlined  the use of all land and buildings in the administrative area of MPJBT untill 2025. It is envisaged that the plan will have an impact on where one lives, work, shop and play, and how one moves around the city. It is further expected that the property values in MPJBT will also change based on the intended use of land and buildings. TPr. Lee Ting  also highlighted  on the  ‘Blok Perancangan Kecil UTM’ and invited the Department of Urban and Regional Planning (JPBW), Faculty of Built Environment (FAB), UTM JB to submit their comments on the Draft District Local Plan (RTD) Johor Bahru and Kulai 2025 (Repalcement) before the 8th of December 2016. Details of the RTD could be obtained from the MPJBT website.

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Seoul International Invention Fair 2016 (SIIF2016)

  • Gold Prize for LOCKBLOCK (Multi-Functional, Green Interlocking Mortar-Less Concrete Block)

Seoul International Invention Fair 2016 organized by the Korea Invention Promotion Association in Seoul, Korea, December 1st – December 4th, 2016

LOCKBLOCK

(MULTI-FUNCTIONAL GREEN INTERLOCKING MORTARLESS CONCRETE BLOCK)

LOCKBLOCK, is a new generation of mortar-less concrete blocks with specific and multi-functional engineering features. LOCKBLOCK design is unique and there is no similar shape in compare with others. Low Carbon issue, Green and Environment Friendliness and high quality IBS concept are some features of LOCKBLOCK.

Congratulations Dr. Mohammadamin Azimi & team!

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JPBW Monthly Seminar: A Cutting Edge of Development Thinking by Adjunct Professor Datuk Ismail Ibrahim

The Department of Urban and Regional Planning (JPBW), Faculty of Built Environment (FAB), UTM, Johor Bahru, has once again successfully organised its 3rd monthly seminar for 2016. The talk entitled “A Cutting Edge of Development Thinking” was  by Adjunct Professor Datuk Ismail Ibrahim, Chief Executive, Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) on 28th November 2016 (Monday) at the Convention Hall B12, FAB.

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