Science Target Conference Systems, Ajman 4th International Environment Conference 2016

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MALAYSIA’S JOURNEY IN SHAPING SMART CITIES AND GREEN INNOVATION
Shaharudin Idrus, Abdul Samad Abdul Hadi, Azmi Aziz

Last modified: 2015-11-19

Abstract


Economic transformation in the last five decades has promoted the growth of urban agglomerations and extended mega urban region especially in the Kuala Lumpur Extended Mega Urban Regions (KL-EMUR). The paper aims to showcase the attempt to deal with the shaping of a livable city, improving the quality of life of the people within the smart cities and green innovation purview. The mega urban regions have also undergone several stages of development from an agricultural and natural resource extraction, industrial production to high tech industries and services. These developments are directed and influenced by policies and strategies legislated by Federal and State Governments, including the process of globalization, seen as an enabler for Malaysia to compete at the global level. Data for the paper were drawn from secondary sources such as records from the various government agencies.  Results: first, green innovation such as moving towards using green energy and rain water harvesting.  Second, in the aspect of smart cities development agency, SW Corporation as a leading innovator in recycling and innovative approach to solid waste management. Third, the authority in Malaysia also provides more ICT infrastructures, even schools and remote villages of Malaysia can now access the high speed broad band capacities. Fourth, the Malaysian authority is also giving serious attention to the upgrading of facilities for human and environment health. These increasingly complex interdependencies of social, cultural, economic, biological and physical factors are part of the future challenges facing Malaysian cities.