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MALAYSIAN URBAN PLANNING RESEARCH DIRECTORY

RESEARCHER PERSONAL INFO Name

: Dr. Zainah Binti Ibrahim

Academic Qualification : Ph.D (Sheffield Hallam University, UK); M.Eng (Chiba University, Japan), Advanced Diploma and Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning (UiTM). Organisation

: Federal Department of Town and Country Planning Malaysia

Designation

: Principal Chief Assistant Director/Head of Morphology and Urban Design and Heritage

Contact Tel.no.

: +603-20816103 / +603-20941562

Fax. No. Address

: +603-20941170 : Research and Development Division, Federal Department of Town and Country Planning, Unit No. 50-12-2B, Wisma UOA Damansara, No. 50, Jalan Dungun, Damansara Heights, 50490 Kuala Lumpur.

Email

: zainah@townplan.gov.my / zaimanis2003@yahoo.com

Personal Website

:

Research Interest/

: Community Planning and Conservation Planning

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Expertise National/International Affiliations

: Member of Board of Town Planners (MBTP) Corporate Member of Malaysia Institute of Planners (MMIP) Member of Town Planners Association (PERSADA) Member of Badan Warisan Malaysia Member of International Conservation on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) RESEARCH AND PUBLICATION

THESIS 1. PhD Thesis - Urban Conservation: A Framework for Community Involvement in Malaysia (Sheffield Hallam University, UK, May, 2007).

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2. M.Eng. Dissertation – A Study on Machinami (Building) Conservation, Its Relation to Tourism Planning (Chiba University, 1995). 3. Advanced Diploma Dissertation - The Decentralisation Policy for Small and Medium Industries (UiTM, 1984).

BOOKS 1. Member of Editors for „Malaysia: The Planning of A Nation‟ - book by M. J. Bruton, 2007.

CONFERENCE PAPERS 1. Paper on „Conservation Rules and Regulations‟ presented for the Town and Country Planning Amendment Act (1995) workshops, 1996 in towns of Peninsular Malaysia. 2.

National Report Malaysia; “The City Summit” for the United Nation‟s Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat II) for the Minister, Ministry of Housing and Local rd th Government, Istanbul, 3 – 14 June, 1996.

3.

„Integrating Geological Aspects in Urban Planning: The Case of Cyberjaya‟ presented by the Deputy Director-General of the FDTCP, Shanghai, China 1997.

4.

„Planning Cities of the Future‟ presented by the Director-General of the FDTCP at the National Conference on Urban Governance and Housing Sunway Lagoon Resort Hotel, th st Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia, 20 -21 July, 2000.

5.

„Land Readjustment in Malaysia: Human Resource Planning and Development‟ th presented by the Director-General of the FDTCP at the 10 International Seminar on th th Land Readjustment and Urban Development, Bali, Indonesia 7 – 9 November, 2000.

6.

„Land Readjustment (LR) Pilot Project Brief‟ to Sepang Council President and Council Members by the Director-General of the FDTCP at the Sepang Municipal th Council Meeting, 7 July, 2001.

7.

„LR Pilot Project in Rezab Melayu Puchong‟ presented by the Director-General of the th FDTCP at the Selangor State Executive Council Meeting, 8 August, 2001.

8.

„Urban Planning and Development System in Malaysia – The Role of Strategic Land Use Planning‟ presented by the Deputy Director-General of the FDTCP, at the International Seminar on Urban Planning and Development in ASEAN Region, Bangkok, th th Thailand, 6 – 7 February, 2002.

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9.

„Land Readjustment in Malaysia: Implementation Issues and Challenges‟ th presented by the Director-General of the FDTCP at the 11 International Seminar on th th Land Readjustment and Urban Development, Osaka, Japan, 4 – 9 December, 2002.

10. „Public Participation and Governance in the Planning Process‟ presented by the Director-General of the FDTCP in UTM, Malaysia, February, 2008. 11. „The Role of Public Service in Urban Governance‟ presented by the Deputy DirectorGeneral of the FDTCP in University Malaya, Malaysia, April 2008. 12. Guidance Notes on Green Technology and Low Carbon City Initiatives in Sustainable Development presented in Morning Prayer of the FDTCP, September, 2009. 13. Presented „The Role of Played by Town and Country Planning for Achieving Sustainable Green Development” in Seminar in relation to “Photovoltaic, Solar Energy and Green Technologies Malaysia/Asia Buildings, Real Estate Development and Investments (Trends, policies, technologies, Costing and th Economic Incentives) at JW Marriott hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 8 March, 2010. 14. „Environmental Friendly Urban Development: Building Cities of the Future‟ presented by the Director-General of the FDTCP in the Environmental Asia Conference, 2010 - Balancing Economic Development with Environmental Sustainability, at Nikko st Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 31 March, 2010. 15. Guidance Notes on Green Neighbourhood presented in Morning Prayer of the FDTCP, May, 2010 and Planning and Development Committee, FDTCP, June, 2010. 16. „Green Building and Sustainable Planning‟ presented by the Director-General of the FDTCP in UTM, Malaysia, July, 2010. 17. Joint Welcome and Keynote Address for International Conference on Urban Development „Towards Sustainable Green Cities‟ by the Minister of Housing and Local Government, October, 2010. 18. „Towards Malaysian Green Cities‟ presented by the Deputy Director-General of the FDTCP in Pahang, October, 2010. 19. „Green Township Policy Initiatives in Malaysia‟ presented by the Deputy DirectorGeneral of the FDTCP in Australia, 2011. 20. „Sustainability in the Heart of Urban Development: Policies and Strategies‟ – A Keynote Address presented by the Deputy Director-General of the FDTCP in Melaka, 16

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April, 2011.

JOURNAL ARTICLES 1. Paper on‟ Machinami Conservation‟ published in Habitat Journal in 1996. 2.

„Urban Conservation Focusing on Community Involvement‟ published in Malaysian Institute of Planners‟ bulletin, October, 2004.

3.

„A Research on Urban Conservation: A Framework for Community Involvement in Malaysia‟ published in Malaysian Town Plan Journal, Vol. 03 Issue 01, January 2006.

4.

„Focus Groups As Group Interviews in A Research‟ published in Malaysian Town Plan Journal, Vol. 05, Issue 2, December 2008.

5.

„Low Carbon Society Initiatives in Malaysia‟ published in Malaysian Town Plan Journal, Vol. 07, Issue 01, November 2010.

RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY PROJECTS 1. Jengka Traditional Villages Study, 1985. 2. New Growth Development Centres Study in Kg. Salong, 1990 3. New Village Development Study in Kg. Baru Triang, 1991. 4. Assistant Project Manager for Kuantan Structure Plan Study 1990 -1992. 5. Main member of the Department‟s Conservation Guidelines and Procedures task force for drafting the Guidelines for Conservation and Preservation of Historic Sites and Monuments under the Amendments of the Town Country Planning Act, Act 172 (A 1993). 6. Project Manager for the Study on the Implementation of „Land Readjustment (LR) Pilot Project in Rezab Melayu Puchong‟ 1999 – 2003. 7. Head of Environmental and Risk Unit for studies and projects including the preparation and drafting of Environmental Sensitive Areas Conservation Action Plan Study; Risk Areas Planning Guidelines; Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Measures in Land Use Planning; and Application of Green Technology in Green Neighbourhood Planning Process September 2010 - September 2011. 8. Member of the task force for the Manual for Public Participation in The Planning Process for the Department, 2008. 9. Study/Review of Planning Guidelines for Development Division, FDTCP, 2009/2010).

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10. Study/Review of Universal Design Planning Guidelines (Research and Development Division, FDTCP, 2011.

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RESEARCH SUPERVISION 1. As an Industrial Supervisor to (Mr. Vickneswaran - a University Technology Malaysia‟s (UTM) Engineering Doctorate candidate on a research of Urban Neighbourhood Planning for Sustainability 2008 – 2011. 2. Appointed as the External Examiner for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy for Ms. Faizah Ahmad of the Faculty of Humanities, Curtin University of Technology, Australia. Thesis: Protecting the Built Heritage of Capital Cities: Case Studies of Perth and Kuala Lumpur. March 2009. 3. A part-time lecturer in Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) in Shah Alam, 1995.

ON-GOING RESEARCH 1. Study on the Guidelines of the Establishments of Tadika and TASKA (Pre-School Education) (Research and Development Division, FDTCP, 2011). 2. Study and Planning Guidelines Review for Public Facilities (Research and Development Division, FDTCP, 2011). 3. Review and Strengthening of the Malaysian Urban and Rural Indicators Network (MURNInet) – the urban and rural sustainable indicators (Research and Development Division, FDTCP, 2011). 4. Preliminary Study on the Compact Urban Design Guidelines.

ACADEMIC DISTINCTION AND AWARDS 1. Federal Department of Town and Country Planning‟s Excellence in Service Award, 1994. 2. All distinctions for M.Eng in Architecture and specialised in Urban Planning, Chiba University, 1995. 3. Best Student Award for Advanced Diploma in Town and Regional Planning, UiTM, 1984 4. Best Student Award for Diploma in Town and Regional Planning, UiTM, 1982

Source:Dr. Zainah Ibrahim th Updated: 29 July 2011

Research and Development Division Federal Department of Town and Country Planning, Malaysia

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