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JAPAN – MALAYSIA

SYMPOSIUM ON  22 JANUARY 2013 (TUESDAY)  BERJAYA TIMES SQUARE HOTEL, KUALA LUMPUR

Asia is fast growing region and will have the largest number of megacities and urban area in this century. Cities can be good showcases to understand methodologies to achieve sustainable future. Planning and development of sustainable cities concept become more important when Japanese government promoted this idea by introducing the idea of `FutureCity’ in the Rio+20 in June 2012. This FutureCity initiative was launched by Japanese Government by selecting 11 Japanese cities and also has the intention to explore implementation of this concept outside Japan. In order to implement this idea effectively, CASBEE (Comprehensive Assessment System for Built Environment Efficiency) concept will be adopted to evaluate the progress this urban challenge. This symposium aims to introduce the FutureCity concept and CASBEE evaluation tools as well as to address these new challenges of sustainable cities in Malaysia and Japan. The symposium will have speakers and panellist highlighting the use of new innovative tools such as MURNInets (Malaysian Urban-Rural Indicators Network on Sustainable Developments), CASBEE and AIM (Asia-Pacific Integrated Model) in the development of LCS (Low Carbon Society) development of Iskandar Malaysia, Putrajaya and other Japanese best practice of sustainable cities such Tokyo and Kitakyushu. WHO SHOULD ATTEND - Mayor, councilors and officers from municipalities; town planners, architects and civil engineers from government agencies and private sector; researchers, academicians and other specialists in the fields of city development; developers and industry professionals; and other stakeholders. PARTICIPATION FEE – Free of charge. * 2 CPD Points for MIP Members

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Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Japan

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TENTATIVE PROGRAMME 8.30 am : Registration (Light Breakfast) 9.00 am : Recital of Prayers (Doa) Welcoming Speech by YBhg. Dato’ Mohd. Fadzil bin Haji Mohd. Khir, Director General, Federal Department of Town and Country Planning (FDTCP), Peninsular Malaysia. Opening Remark by Mr. Koichi Yamashita, Director for Building Technology Policy Analysis and Housing Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), Japan. 9.30 am : Keynote Speech - Chairperson : Prof Dr. Ho Chin Siong (University of Technology Malaysia, Malaysia) : Keynote 1 - FUTURE CITY INITIATIVES AND CASBEE – CITY ASSESSMENT FOR MALAYSIA by Prof. Shuzo Murakami (Keio University, Japan). : Keynote 2 – MEASURING THE SUSTAINABILITY AND WELL-BEING OF LOCAL AUTHORITIES THROUGH MURNInets (Malaysian Urban-Rural Indicators Network On Sustainable Development) by Mr. Muhammad Ridzuan Arshad (Deputy Director, Research & Development Division, FDTCP. : Q&A Session 10.45 am : Refreshment 11.00 am : Sustainable Cities Showcase in Malaysia, Japan and the World Chairperson : Dr. Junichi Fujino (National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Japan) - Iskandar Malaysia Region, Malaysia - Putrajaya, Malaysia - Tokyo Metropolitan, Japan - City of Kitakyushu, Japan - OECD (The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) Green And Compact City Program : Q&A Session 1.00 pm : Lunch 2.00 pm : Adjourn of Symposium

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INFORMATION

* Please return this form (via email/fax) before

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January 2013 to:

Secretariat, JAPAN – MALAYSIA SYMPOSIUM ON SUSTAINABLE CITIES IN ASIA, Research and Development Division, Federal Department of Town And Country Planning, Peninsular Malaysia , Unit No.50-12-2B & 50-13-1, Wisma UOA Damansara, No. 50 Jalan Dungun, Damansara Heights, 50490 Kuala Lumpur. Email : anwar.ramli@townplan.gov.my

Please Contact : MUHAMMAD ANWAR B. RAMLI Direct line: +(603) 20816 120 MOHD PARHAN B. MD SUBRI Direct line: +(603) 20816 141

Fax : 03 – 2094 1170

Note 1: In the case of no show ( without advance notice), the secretariat has the right to record the absent participants and notify it to the relevant chief of department / organisation. Note 2: The secretariat will publish selected participants in the website of www.mytownnet.blogspot.com. No official letter will be issued by the Secretariat.

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Japan-Malaysia Symposioum on Sustainable Cities In Asia