ISI in collaboration with UTM-Low Carbon Asia Research Center (LCARC) has been appointed by Majlis Bandaraya Johor Bahru to provide a low-carbon community action study for the Johor Bahru (LCS MBJB 2025) area of the tail rather than the border changes proclaimed in January 2016. The project cost about RM200,000.00 for 4 months and led by Prof. Dr Ho Chin Siong.

Status

  • The Final Report has been accepted and approved by MBJB - updated 15.10.2018

ISI UTM has partnered with the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) and Bukit Puchong low-cost housing residents to jointly develop on a Rejuvenation Project at Bandar Bukit Puchong Low-Cost Flats. This program is an effort to transform low-income community towards building quality neighbourhood spaces through inclusive planning involving all its community members. More importantly, this rejuvenation programme leads to "community empowerment" with intend to inculcate a new community that is self-reliant in developing their neighbourhood agenda.

The launch of the project was officially opened on 30 June 2018 by MPSJ President, Hajah Noraini bin Roslan, in conjunction with the celebration of the Hari Raya celebration. This community rejuvenation program will be initiated by building block C space as the Pilot Project which is expected to act as an example to the next projects. The Pilot Project Planning is implemented from grassroots by involving the community to create a sense of ownership and common interest.

The head of the project, Assoc Prof Dr Gurupiah Mursib, is targeting the construction of a community-based cooperation in October and will involve the participation of about 30 students who attend the Community Service Learning program from Faculty of Architecture, UTM Skudai. Construction of the Pilot Project is expected to spend about RM250,000.00.

 

Current Activities 

  • Site visit to DBKL Place Marking Project on 5th August 2018.
  • Benchmarking Visit to Johor Bahru and Singapore on 11-12 August 2018
  • Official launching on 7th October 2018 
  • Rejuvenation Program/Activities on 2-4th November 2018

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