Malaysia Sustainable Cities Program


The 2017 MSCP Practicum, Johor Bahru, Malaysia

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.

To learn more please visit the MSCP website.

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 malaysiacities@mit.edu.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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