The MIT-UTM Malaysia Sustainable Cities Program is pleased to share new video teaching modules created by the 2016-2017 Visiting Scholar cohort. Following a semester of collecting data and footage in Malaysia during the fall of 2016, the Visiting Scholars spent the spring 2017 semester in Cambridge, Massachusetts developing their findings into these brief videos and a series of in-depth working papers. The ten-minute videos are suitable to engage a broad audience with sustainable urban development issues. Research areas span flood resilience, urban green cover change, and public engagement, among other topics. The geographic focus of the scholars’ work ranges from the UNESCO World Heritage Site of George Town, Penang to the wetlands of Pahang state and the cultural and economic capital of Kuala Lumpur. The video production process was carried out with guidance and technical support from Photophysic Productions, Reelife Documentary Productions, MIT Video Productions, and PhD and master’s students at MIT.
Additional videos created by earlier MSCP Visiting Scholars can be found on the MSCP Research page.
- Alpano Priyandes: “Landowner Engagement in Redevelopment of Kampong Bharu, Kuala Lumpur”
- Anizan Isahak: “Community Participation and Resilience in Flood Management of Pahang River Basin”
- Felix Olorunfemi: “Drivers of Wetlands Use in Temerloh District of Pahang, Malaysia”
- Gulsan Parvin: “Variation in Flood Resilience in Temerloh Municipal Council, Malaysia”
- Kasturi Kanniah: “Urban Green Cover Change and Sustainability of Kuala Lumpur”
- Minal Pathak: “What Makes for an Effective Public Engagement Process? Lessons from Penang, Malaysia”
- Rasha Sayed: “Promoting Community Integration in UNESCO World Heritage Site Planning: George Town, Malaysia”
- Serey Sok: “Cambodian workers in Malaysia: Challenges and Constraints in Achieving Appropriate Working and Living Conditions”