Malaysia has an explicit goal of transforming itself from a developing to a developed country. Even in the face of substantial ethnic, racial and religious differences, the population has made enormous strides in this direction through a national planning effort that has promoted sustainable city development and a shift from agrarian to high-tech investment. In conjunction with our partners at Universiti of Teknologi of Malaysia (UTM) we have begun to document, in five cities, the ways this Muslim democracy has used its oil and gas revenues to promote sustainable city development. Up to ten visiting scholars from developing countries spend half a year at UTM and half a year at MIT to transform their research findings into on-line teaching materials that can be used throughout the developing world to share what Malaysia has learned about sustainable city development.
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Listed below are working papers and brief research finding videos from MSCP Visiting Scholars and MIT Graduate Students. Papers in this series are co-copyrighted by the individual scholars and MIT. Some will be subsequently re-published in revised form in peer-reviewed journals. Requests to re-publish should be submitted to the Malaysia Sustainable Cities Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.