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UTM Summer School 2010

Planning in Developing Metropolitan Region

Kirsten Martinus (Curtin University) Mohammad Swapan (Curtin University) 30 July 2010

Nima Moeinzadeh (UTM)

What is vibrancy? – Mixed-use – Socio-economic cultural hub – Organic flow, interaction and connectivity of people in urban space – Stimulation of human senses (sights, sounds, smell, physiological, emotional)

Why vibrancy is important for city? – Provides meaning to its physical buildings and infrastructure. – Generates positive feelings (pleasure, excitement, sense of place) – Increases global connectivity by encouraging tourism and migration of professionals and skilled (Multimedia Super Corridor). – Generates multiplier effects for local economy – Maximises infrastructure use

Overview of Putrajaya Area Planned Population Daytime Population Housing Units

: : : :

4,931 ha. 320,000 500,000. 67,000 units

VISION 2015: Putrajaya will be a well-managed, vibrant and prosperous Federal Government Administrative Centre that fulfills the socio-economic, recreational and spiritual needs of its residents, workers and visitors


Overview of Cyberjaya    

Area Planned Population Target number of Students Universities

: 7,000. : 210,000 : 30,000 :3 Cyberjaya

Vision: The vision behind Cyberjaya is a city which fuses man's technological ingenuity with nature's bounty which will transform the way we live.

Local forces affecting vibrancy – Degree of specialisation (government and IT) – Tourism – Scale of urban form; interface between buildings and surrounding environment – Public transport – inter/intra connectivity; – Walkability, cycle-ability, car dependence – Capacity to attract businessmen and tourists

Global forces affecting vibrancy • Financial/economic/political environment of ASEAN region • Level of foreign direct investment (demand for electronics, multimedia)

• Number of tourists globally • Access to global transport network

Scenario Analysis transport


Wasted resources Eventual shut down Low vibrancy

High levels of tourism (business, education, leisure) Green city Better use of infrastructure More vibrancy

Low volume Dead spaces Poor use of infrastructure Low vibrancy


T o u r i s m Congestion Pollution (noise, environmental degradation) High car dependency More vibrant


Not connected

High volume

Vibrancy types – Temporary clusters of vibrancy • • • •

Events – cultural, music, community Exhibitions – Fashion (Islamic Fashion), Art, Design, Streets markets Sports – stadium, gym, inter-agency competitions

– Permanent clusters of vibrancy

• Leverage current assets – eg, celebration of Malaysia Food and Cultural, IT/multimedia land • Nightlife, entertainment

– Dispersed vibrancy

• Encourage walking – through more pedestrian-oriented planning, education and changing of mindset • Greater mixed-use (residential, commercial, government) • Attraction of different ethnicities

Vibrancy – now and future Area of vibrancy

Degree of existing activities


Core function

Government and IT services

Develop integrated zone to support specialized functions

Human connectivity

Mostly car-based planning

Encourage walkability, cycle-ability and intercity connectivity

Transport connectivity

Lack of public transport

Efficient public transport and behavioural change of citizens


Based on short-stay

Good base for tourism e-attractions and retails Staging local and world class events

Culture (Malaysian/ Islamic)

Through architectural style

Showcase national pride in food, art, design, handicraft

Proposal • Transit Oriented Development (TOD)

Clustering and Integration of functions Cyberjaya


Existing urban settings

Clustering and Integration of functions



Activity flow of Cyberjaya and Putrajaya

Interconnectivity and Vibrancy

Education Small Commercial

Large Commercial



Recreation Recreation


Interconnectivity and Vibrancy

Small Commercial

Education Tourism

Large Commercial



Residential Recreation

Activity flow of Cyberjaya and Putrajaya (contd.)

Concluding Comments Tourism





• Education tourism

Seat of government

• Business tourism

Waterfront (dining, entertainment, water activities)

Botanic gardens

Educational showcase for Malaysian culture and Islam

Street markets & restaurants

• Electronic retail outlets

Souvenir shops/public exhibitions

• Electronic exhibitions

• ICT Land

Concluding Comments Recreation/ Leisure





• Temporary events in CBD • Waterfront activities • Sporting facilities (interdepartmental competitions) • Museum

• Temporary events in CBD • Waterfront activities • Sporting facilities (inter-organisation competitions) • Museum • Electronic fair

Local community and crosscommunity events

Education and personal development opportunities (life-long learning)

Student & business networking opportunities (cultural events)

IT & multi-media events (showcase, conferences

UTM Summer School 2010

Planning in Developing Metropolitan Region

30 July 2010


This project deals with vibrancity and urban development in Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia