Malaysia Sustainable Cities Program


The 2017 MSCP Practicum, Johor Bahru, Malaysia

The Malaysia Sustainable Cities Program (MSCP) is a five-year effort (2013-2018), initiated and run by faculty at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), with generous support from Malaysia’s Ministry of Education. MSCP is housed in the Science Impact Collaborative in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT, and the Institute Sultan Iskandar at UTM.

The program mission is to study and document sustainable city development efforts in Malaysia. Visiting scholars from around the world spend September through December conducting individual research in Malaysia. They spend February through May at MIT developing research findings into instructional materials (videos and articles) to enhance and extend the teaching of sustainable city development across universities in the global South. Each January, graduate students and faculty at MIT and UTM study, review, and refine the direction of the research in progress. The MSCP collaboration has also stimulated additional reports, theses, and studies on Malaysia produced by MIT graduate students and faculty. All research products can be found below.

Traffic Fatality Causes and Trends in Malaysia
Akmal Abdelfatah; Jeffrey Cruikshank
2015

Mega-Infrastructure Development-Induced Displacement in East Malaysia: A Study of Social Sustainability
Reazul Ahsan; Jeffrey Cruikshank
2016

A Comparative Analysis of Shopping Malls in Putrajaya and Bukit Indah, Malaysia
Akindele Oluremi Akinropo; Jeffrey Cruikshank
2015

Reducing Carbon Emissions in Biomass Power Plants Using an Integrated Model
Nor Aishah Sai Amin; Jeffrey Cruikshank
2016

Measuring and Monitoring Carbon Emission to Promote Low-Carbon Development in Johor Bahru
Abdul Azeez Isia Adeyemi; Jeffrey Cruikshank
2016

Architecting Energy Subsidy Reform for Electricity for Malaysian Cities
Carlos De La Torre; Jeffrey Cruikshank
2016

Building Blocks of a New Economy: Emerging Roles for Female Entrepreneurs in Malaysia
Ellen Chen; Jeffrey Cruikshank
2015

An Integrated Carbon Accounting and Mitigation Framework for Greening Industry
Haslenda Hashim; Jeffrey Cruikshank
2015

Quantifying Green Cover Change for Sustainable Urban Planning: A Case of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Kasturi Kanniah; Jeffrey Cruikshank
2017

How capable are local residents and local governments in coping with and adapting to flood disasters in Malaysian cities?
Tej Kumar Karki; Jeffrey Cruikshank
2016

Temporal Distributions of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s) in an Equatorial Urban Environment
Wesam Ahmed al Madhoun; Jeffrey Cruikshank
2016

Assessing Mangrove Conservation Efforts in Iskandar Malaysia
Hong Ching Goh; Jeffrey Cruikshank
2015

Significance of Local Involvement in Defining Architectural Identity
Gurupiah Mursib; Jeffrey Cruikshank
2016

Policies and Issues Concerning Urban Sprawl and Compact Development in Greater Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Malik Asghar Naeem; Jeffrey Cruikshank
2015

Toward Sustainable Household Waste Management in Urban Areas: Factors that Hinder Recycling Activities in Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Zainura Zainon Noor; Jeffrey Cruikshank
2015

Bridging Governmental Relations in Urban Management: The Case of Solid Waste and Climate Change in Penang and Johor, Malaysia
Jose A.Puppim de Oliveira; Jeffrey Cruikshank
2016

The Drivers of Wetland Use in Temerloh District, Pahang, Malaysia
Felix Olorunfemi; Jeffrey Cruikshank
2017

Significance and Impact of Rating Systems on the Sustainability of Green Buildings: An Analysis of GBI, Malaysia
Shraddha Pandey; Jeffrey Cruikshank
2015

Promoting Urban Sustainability Through Green Technology: The Case of Malaysia
Fan Tu; Jeffrey Cruikshank
2015

Transforming the Historical Urban Village of Kampong Bharu into a New Urban Center in Kuala Lumpur
Norsidah Ujang; Jeffrey Cruikshank
2016

Evaluating the diverse impacts of megaprojects : the case of Forest City in Johor, Malaysia
Marcel Williams; Jeffrey Cruikshank
2016

Sustainable City Tourism in Developing Countries: The Malaysia Experience
Soriya Yin; Jeffrey Cruikshank
2016

Low Carbon Development Planning in Iskandar Malaysia: Assessing the Role of Epistemic Communities
Jessica Gordon; Jeffrey Cruikshank
2016

South-south learning prospects and the Malaysia Sustainable Cities Program
Lawrence Susskind; Selmah Goldberg
2017