Monday ,22 May 2017- Returning for its 9th year, Kuala Lumpur will be hosting the ‘International Conference on World Class Sustainable Cities 2017 (WCSC 2017)’ to be held on Thursday, 10th August 2017 at The Royale Chulan Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. With the official support and endorsement of Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL), this year’s 9th WCSC conference series themed ‘TRANSFORMING CITIES: DESIGN, NATURE & HUMAN LIVES’ will address and reflect on the current and future urban challenges faced in meeting the demands of an ever-increasing populous nation and achieving high income economy status.

WCSC 2017 will showcase an exciting line-up of distinguished international World-Class speakers specially brought in from Japan, Indonesia, United States of America, China and also from Malaysia, globally renowned for their innovative ideas and solutions towards present and future urban planning issues and challenges in providing a better and sustainable quality of city life. WCSC 2017 Organizing Committee has invited 4 esteemed international speakers including Mr Takayuki Kubo, Senior Researcher, Fukuoka Asian Urban Research Center, Fukuoka, Japan; Mr Mochamad Ridwan Kamil, Mayor of Bandung, Indonesia (TBC); Mr Pascal Mittermaier, Global Managing Director-Cities of The Nature Conservancy, USA (TBC); and Professor Huang Ti+i, Facu» of Architecture and Urban Planning, Chongqing University, China (TBC).

The in-depth insight from the sharing of knowledge and experiences by past WCSC international conference speakers have had a positive and influential impact in knowledge sharing and shifting public mindsets and perceptions on the various benefits and challenges faced in becoming a World Class Sustainable and Liveable City.

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