The Sustainable City Development in Malaysia Project (SCD Malaysia) is one of the Global Environmental Facility (GEF’s) Integrated Approach Pilot for Sustainable Cities which aims to bring about opportunities for greater efficiency, synergy and increased returns of investment to address climate change. The objectives of SCD in Malaysia (www.scdmalaysia.org) are:
- To promote an integrated approach to urban planning and management that is guided by evidence-based, multi-dimensional, multi-partnership and broadly inclusive planning process that balances economic, social and environmental resource consideration;
- To build awareness and institutional capacity, and promote investment in climate risks mitigation technologies through demonstration projects.
- To incorporate a more integrated approach of initiatives in Malaysian Cities through Melaka :
- To map, synergize and align roles of all related International, national and local initiatives in Melaka
- To ensure more synchronized and shared related data for Melaka
- To gather buy-in from related initiative owners.
- To deliberate and get consensus on strengths and gaps of Melaka on Sustainability (through Rapid Assessment).
- To gather feedback on the establishment of International Centre for Sustainable Cities.
- To get stakeholders consensus on the action plan and way forward.
The Global Platform for Sustainable Cities (GPSC), led by the World Bank, has developed the Urban Sustainability Framework (USF) to promote an integrated approach in city planning and implementation. The USF streamlines and add value to existing indicators of cities and enables cities to adopt indicators suitable for achieving their policy objectives for the Global Integrated Approach Pilot on Sustainable Cities. It contains the strategic components, serving as an overarching guidance for cities to pursue integrated approach involving Policy Objectives and planning, Spatial Data and Indicators, Urban Form, Economy, People, Climate Change, Governance and Finance.
The GPSC has also has developed the rapid assessment framework that is intended to support cities to quickly assess (with reference to the USF) on their urban sustainability status, and in turn to guide on subsequent decision-making and prioritize action plans. The rapid assessment is structured around national and state policies, as well as sectoral, that cover a wide range of urban topics including environment and natural resource management, climate change, city competitiveness, integrated urban planning and design, municipal financing, transportation, housing, etc. Similar Rapid Assessment methodology may replicated to other states and cities in Malaysia in assessing gaps in charting their strategic direction forward.
In supporting awareness and capacity building on various aspects of Sustainable Cities, there were consensus amongst the project partners during the Project Launching Event on 2 May 2016, on the need to establish the International Centre for Sustainable Cities. This center serves as knowledge hub, showcasing related initiatives/projects, platform to synergies multi-stakeholders and as a destination for Intellectual Green Tourism.
The anticipated stakeholders will consist of representatives from International Organisations, the Federal Government and its related agencies, State Government and its related agencies, Academia, Private Sectors and Non-Governmental Organizations.
- A synergized and aligned multiple initiatives in Malaysian Cities through Melaka.
- Enhanced understanding of the city’s overall sustainability status, strengths and gaps in urban sectors.
- A more informed and improved dialogue between stakeholders.
- A greater understanding by decision makers and other stakeholders of the priorities that need to be considered in the procedures and plans required to improve on city’s sustainability, trading off different values and outcome.
- Clear recommendations on additional data gathering required to fill key information gaps.
|Stakeholders Consultation : Integrated Approach for City Planning|
|14:30 – 15:00||Opening Ceremony:
Welcoming Remarks by Ms Xueman Wang, The World Bank
Keynote Address by Hon. Datuk Seri Utama Ir. Hj. Idris bin Hj. Haron, The Chief Minister of Melaka
|15:00 – 16:00||High Level Forum on Sustainable Cities: “Leveraging Integrated Approach to Support Melaka State Structure Plan 2035”.
The session will focus on the strategies in applying Sustainable Integrated Approach in Melaka to holistically Economic, Environment and Social issues through synergized collaborative efforts involving International and National Partners of Melaka.
• Ms Xueman Wang, The World Bank
Panels (Current International and National Partners of Melaka) :
• PLANMalaysia Melaka
• Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand – Green Triangle (IMT-GT)
• Economic Planning Unit, Prime Minister’s Department (EPU)
• Melaka State Economic Planning Unit (UPEN)
• Urban Morphology and Complex Systems Institute, Paris
• United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
|Stakeholders Consultation : Rapid Assessment and International Centre for Sustainable Cities|
|08:30 – 09:00||Registration|
|09:00 – 09:30||Scene Setting by The World Bank/ UNIDO|
|09:30 – 13:00||1. RAPID ASSESSMENT :
i. Scene Setting - National Policies
ii. Scene Setting - Melaka State Structure Plan 2035
iii. Dialogue Discussions on key issues on each section of the questionaires:
b. Transport & Connectivity
c. Climate Change and Environment
d. Planning & Social
|13:00 – 14:00||Lunch|
|14:00 – 16:30||Parallel Session :
1. RAPID ASSESSMENT:
Consultation Session (contd.)
2. INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR SUSTAINABLE CITIES :
i. Presentation on Preliminary Proposal by MIGHT
|16:30 – 17:00||Closing Session|