SUSTAINABLE CITIES AS AN INTEGRATED APPROACH
The Sustainable City Development in Malaysia project is an integrated approach to urban planning and management in both Strategic Contents and Federal-State Level linkages that is guided by evidence-based, multi-dimensional, and broadly inclusive planning process that balance economic, social and environmental resource consideration. It is also to build awareness and institutional capacity, and promote investment in climate risks mitigation technologies through a demonstration project.
It was launched in Melaka on the 2nd of May 2017 where Melaka was chosen as the first city amongst the other cities for the launching of the programme.
For sustainable development to be achieved, it is crucial to harmonise three core elements: economic growth, social inclusion and environmental protection. These elements are interconnected and all are crucial for the well-being of individuals and societies.