4th Quarter 2019
International Conference on World Class Sustainable Cities (WCSC) 2019
December 19, 2019
The 11th edition of the International Conference on World Class Sustainable Cities (WCSC) 2019 was held on 19 September 2019 at the Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and welcomed more than 550
Kuala Lumpur is set to embark on a new journey through its new KL City Plan 2020–2040. This year’s theme was NEXT: KL2040, which explored how Kuala Lumpur and other cities in Malaysia can prepare for today’s and tomorrow’s challenges towards becoming world-class sustainable and liveable cities. Strategies, approaches and mechanisms that will safeguard our future development needs have to be carefully formulated by each city’s stakeholders. WCSC 2019 provided a constructive, inclusive and aspirational platform, as well as a strategic networking arena for city managers, planners, architects, engineers and other stakeholders to convene. The following are some of the international and local speakers that gave their insights during the conference:
- Stuart Moseley (chief executive officer, Victorian Planning Authority, Melbourne, Australia) spoke about maintaining world-class liveability in Melbourne.
- Caroline Bos (co-founder and principal, Urban Planner of UNStudio, Amsterdam, the Netherlands) spoke about new urban typologies.
- Frans-Anton Vermast (strategy advisor and international smart city ambassador, Amsterdam Smart City, the Netherlands) spoke about public and private partnership for smart cities.
- Dr Ceelia Leong (spatial analyst, programme manager, Urban Solutions of Think City, Malaysia) spoke about on Kuala Lumpur’s creative and cultural districts.
WCSC 2019 was graced by YB Tuan Haji Khalid bin Abd Samad, Minister of Federal Territories, Malaysia, and jointly organised by 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).