CHAIRMAN’S MESSAGE

The City of Kuala Lumpur returns in hosting the ‘11TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON WORLD CLASS SUSTAINABLE CITIES 2019 (WCSC 2019)’ themed ‘NEXT: KL2040’ to be held on 19th September 2019 at the Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

WCSC’s main objectives are to provide a constructive, inclusive and aspirational platform, as well as a strategic networking arena to share, educate, create greater awareness and engage all the City Managers, Government agencies, built-environment industry professionals, academicians, NGO’s / residents’ groups and stakeholders on the benefits and challenges faced in becoming a World Class Sustainable and Livable City.

WCSC conference series has also been specifically designed to showcase distinguished World Class international experts in city solutions to share some of the best and successful practices and experiences from World Class Cities, as well as to provide an opportunity for conference participants to implement, learn and better understand the efforts made within our own nation towards making Kuala Lumpur City and Malaysia as a whole, a World Class Sustainable and Livable City.

Since introducing and establishing the concept of World Class Sustainable Cities (WCSC) International Conference in 2009, this annual conference series has successfully gained recognition and prominence among the public and private sectors, academicians, residents’ groups and city stakeholders in this country.

This WCSC conference series encompasses the joint collaboration and distinctive strategic partnership between 3 Partner Organizations namely, the Real Estate & Housing Developers’ Association Federal Territories Kuala Lumpur (REHDA KL), the Malaysian Institute of Planners (MIP) and the Malaysian Institute of Architects (PAM), together with the official support and endorsement of Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL).

On that note, WCSC Organizing Committee records its heartfelt appreciation to all the esteemed Corporate Sponsors and conference delegates for your valuable support and involvement in making this international conference event a success.

We warmly welcome and encourage everyone from all public & private corporations and organizations to join us to learn and share best practices and experiences towards achieving the global goal of sustainable development towards implementing the New Urban Agenda.

In conclusion, WCSC Organizing Committee wishes all conference delegates an insightful, engaging and productive Conference, and we look forward to your continued support and participation at this upcoming WCSC 2019.

Dato’ Wan Hashimi Albakri W.A.A. Jaffri

Chairman