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Pelajar Sarjana Muda Perancangan Bandar Dan Wilayah, Fakulti Alam Bina Memenangi Tempat Kedua Dalam Pertandingan Reka Bentuk Medan PMINT – Medan Expresi Rakyat

Sekumpulan pelajar Sarjana Muda Perancangan Bandar dan Wilayah, Fakulti Alam Bina, UTM telah memenangi tempat kedua dalam Pertandingan Reka Bentuk Medan PMINT dengan berkonsepkan “Medan Ekspresi Rakyat” yang telah diadakan pada 6 Mei 2015 anjuran Perbadanan Memajukan Iktisad Negeri Terengganu (PMINT). Kumpulan pelajar tersebut terdiri daripada lima (5) orang iaitu Muhamad Redzuan, Safwan Shaari, Azalia Abdul Yusof, Efariza Abdul Hamid dan Farah Nurizzati Mohd Zaki.  Pertandingan yang turut disertai oleh beberapa institusi pengajian tinggi awam dan swasta di Malaysia bertujuan untuk mengumpulkan idea satu reka bentuk medan bandar yang berkualiti, responsif terhadap pengguna, inovatif serta mampan dari kalangan pelajar institusi pengajian tinggi awam dan swasta. Read more...

Lawatan dari UNEBI High School

Majlis Menandatangani MoA antara UTM dan ATSA Architects Sdn. Bhd.

Dr. Mehdi and Team Won Gold Medal, Special Award and 4th. Best Project at MRCIE 2015

Dr. Mehdi Moeinaddini, Dr. Zahid Sultan, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Zaly Shah from Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Built Environment (FAB) and Dr. Zohreh Asadi Shekari, a post doctoral researcher at Center for Innovative Planning and Development (CiPD), FAB, won three (3) awards – a gold medal, Special Award and 4th. Best Project at Malaysian Research Conference and Innovation Exhibition 2015 (MRCIE 2015) for their innovative Smart Environment Monitoring (SEM) device. The event was organised by the Research and Innovation Section,  UniKL, MITEC on 2nd. – 3rd. December 2015 at Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL), Malaysian Institute of Industrials Technology (MITEC), Persiaran Sinaran Ilmu, Bandar Seri Alam, Johor Bahru, Johor. Other team members that were involved in the project are Mahmood Safaei and Dr Hassan Chizari. Read more...

PAWDEX Awarded Gold Prize at SIIF (Seoul International Invention Fair) 2015

November 29 – UTM-ISIIC FAB- FKA team won a Gold Award at SIIF 2015 for the development and commercialization of PAWDEX, an Urban Walkability Index Analysis Model. The multidisciplinary research team which was spearheaded by Assoc. Prof Dr. Hasanuddin Lamit; consists of Dr. Arezou Shafaghat, Dr. Ali Keyvanfar, Dr. Kherun Nita Ali, Prof. Dr. Mohd Zaimi Abd. Majid, and Prof. Dr. Mohd Hamdan Ahmad. The research project was also supported by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), Malaysian Highway Authority (Lembaga Lebuhraya Malaysia-LLM), Qatar Road Safety Studies Centre (RSSC), and the Institute of Sultan Iskandar (ISI).
The team has won the judges attention to their Urban Walkability Decision Support tool which was developed to be used by local government agencies to enhance low-energy and low-emission urban development policies. Read more...

JPBW Monthly Seminar: “Town Planning From The Private Sector Perspective”

An alumni of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Built Environment (FAB), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Johor Bahru, Encik Abdul Razak bin Mohd Yusoff, Chief Executive of Kumpulan Prasarana Rakyat Johor (KPRJ), a State of Johore Government Link Company (GLC) delivered an elightening talk in JPBW Monthly Seminar on 3rd December 2015. Encik Abdul Razak bin Mohd Yusoff is a graduate of Urban and Regional Planning, UTM in 1987 and has a Post Graduate degree in Land Economics from Nihon University, Tokyo, Japan.  He began his career in the late 1980’s as a Research Assistant (RA) at FAB and moved on to become a Contractor with YTL, a Turnkey Contractor with Trans Resources Corporation (TRC), a Developer with TRC Development Sdn. Bhd., a Township Developer with Island and Peninsular (I&P) Group Sdn. Bhd. He is then appointed as the Chief Executive of KPRJ in Mei 2015. Read more...

UTM Shares Knowledge with Thai Authorities on Housing Development in Iskandar Malaysia

UTM Johor Bahru – Twenty two (22) officials from the National Housing Authority (NHA) and Nakon Rachasima Office, Thailand, led by two senior academics from the Mahasarakham University (MSU), visited the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Built Environment (FAB), UTM Johor Bahru and Iskandar Malaysia on 24 November 2015. The visit was part of MSU’s joint research with the two Thai authorities in search of international best practice models for housing development. UTM and Iskandar Malaysia were chosen as two of the several international reference points. Read more...

JPBW Monthly Seminar

Study Visit to Batam, Indonesia by Third Year SBEP Students

Twenty two students from the 3rd Year, Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning Programme,  Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Built Environment, UTM visited Batam on 3rd. November 2015 as part of the academic activities for the course SBEP3243 Planning Practice. The objective of the visit was to expose students to the planning practice in neighbouring countries. The visit was led by Dr. Gobi Krishna s/o Sinniah, a senior lecturer who is teaching the course. Read more...

Visit from Universitas Sebelas Maret Surakarta (UNS), Indonesia to Faculty of Built Environment, UTM

The Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Sebelas Maret Surakarta (UNS), Indonesia paid a reciprocal visit to the Faculty of Built Environment (FAB), UTM on 24 Nov. 2015; following and earlier visit from UTM management team (including the Dean of FAB)  to UNS, Indonesia  on 13 – 15 September, 2015.  On campus to receive the delegates were Associate Professor (AP) Dr. Mohammed Rashid Embi, Deputy Dean for Research and Innovation (DDRI), FAB,  AP Datin Dr. Norsiah Abd Aziz, Head of Department of Urban and Regional Planning, FAB, Dr. Abdul Halim Hussein, Head of Department of Architecture, FAB, Mr. Zainul Rashid Abu Bakar from UTM International and Dr. Ariva Sugandi Permana, Senior Lecturer, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, FAB. Read more...

Heartiest Congratulations : INATEX 2015

Heartiest congratulations to Dr. Mehdi and his team for winning  a  Bronze medal  in the INATEX 2015 UTM. Dr. Mehdi and his team had  invented a new device to measure air and noise pollution known as smart environment monitoring (SEM)  under his FRGS research on “Systematic methods in street design for non-motorised trips in urban areas”.

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JPBW Monthly Seminar – November

International Joint Conference SENVAR-iNTA-AVAN 2015

“Tanya Sama Pokok Apa Sebab Goyang” Sistem Pangkalan Data EZE 3

Professor Emeritus Day , Department of Landscape Architecture featuring Prof. Emeritus LAr. Dr. Ismawi Zen

Outreach Programme to East Java, Indonesia

Date:                                    6 – 10 November 2015 Total of Participants:      13 students (Master)  + 1 staff (Dr. Ahmad Saiduddin Abdullah) Program: Trekking Mount Bromo and Mount Penanjakan at Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, east Java, Indonesia.White water rafting at Amprong river at Ponco Kusumo, Malang, East Java, Indonesia.Visit to Madakaripura waterfall at Probolinggo, East Java, Indonesia.Visit Lumpur lapindo also known as Sidoarjo mud flow at subdistrict of Porong, Sidoarjo in East Java, Indonesia.Community service: Preparing foundation for forest guard house at Ledok Ombo camping site in Ponco Kusumo, Malang, East Java, Indonesia. More photos...

Heartiest Congratulations : I-PHEX 2015

Professor Emeritus Day , Department of Landscape Architecture featuring Prof. Emeritus LAr. Dr. Ismawi Zen

UTM Postgraduate Info Day 2015

JPBW Monthly Seminar – Who Does the Planning? Planner or Politician

Majlis Anugerah Kecemerlangan Fakulti Sempena Konvokesyen ke 55

JPBW Monthly Seminar

Prof. Dato’ Dr. Ahmad Nazri Ludin Terima Anugerah Darjah Sultan Ahmad Shah Pahang

World Town Planning Day 2015

Pemilihan Majlis Perwakilan Pelajar Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Sesi 2015/2016

Majlis Konvokesyen UTM ke-55

Permaisuri Johor Rasmi Pameran

Sinar Harian 13 Oktober 2015

Raja Zarith Rasmi Pameran Lukisan Alumni UTM

Utusan Malaysia 13 Oktober 2015

Pamer 100 Karya Alumni UTM

Harian Metro 13 Oktober 2015

Lukisan Alumni UTM dijual

Berita Harian 13 Oktober 2015

Majlis Perasmian Pameran Lukisan

UTM Faculty of Built Environment Students Won Second Prize at the “Analysis of Habitat Scenario 2015” Competition

A group of students from Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning and Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Faculty of Built Environment, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia won the second prize in the final competition “Analysis of Habitat Scenario 2015: Quality of Life in the Low Cost Housing”, organized by the Ministry of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government. The competition was held at One City Mall, Subang Jaya on 4th October 2015 in conjunction with “World Habitat Day 2015”. Read more..

UTM Alumni Art Exhibition

UTM Tops Times Higher Education World University Rankings in Malaysia

Professors Emeritus Day, Department of Architecture

UTM’s Cambodian Game Changer

NST 4 October 2015

Pusat Komersial RM300,000 di Kemboja

Berita Harian 3 Oktober 2015

International Exchange Workshop of Architecture and Urban Landscape Design 2015

The delegates from Shibaura Institute of Technology (SIT), Japan and Department of Landscape Architecture, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Johor. The 1st International Exchange Workshop of Architecture and Urban Landscape Design were conducted on 4 – 11thSeptember 2015 between Shibaura Institute of Technology (SIT), Japan and Department of Landscape Architecture, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) in Johor. The workshop was participated by 9 students from third year architecture in SIT and also by 10 students from third year landscape architecture, UTM. The topic that been addressed for the studio’s project was ‘Regeneration of the old town Johor Bahru’. Read more...

External Examiner Visit (Department of Landscape Architecture) – 25 June 2015

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International Exchange Workshop Architecture and Urban Landscape Design, A Collaboration between Department of Engineering and Design, Shibaura Institute of Technology and Department of Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Built Environment, UTM

Program Pendaftaran Mahasiswa Baru Sesi 2015/2016

External Examiner Visit (Department of Quantity Surveying) – 19 August 2015

UTM-SEC Collaboration Makes Real Contributions to Reconciling Tensions between Tourism and Heritage Conservation in Melaka

UTM Department of Urban Regional Planning, together with the prestigious Singapore-ETH Centre for Global Environmental Sustainability (SEC), made real contributions to Melaka’s tourism development and heritage conservation through leading an enlightening discussion and generating lively debates on reconciling tensions between tourism and heritage conservation in Melaka World Heritage City. The One-day Workshop on Reconciling Tensions between Tourism and Heritage Conservation in Melaka World Heritage City, organised by the Melaka World Heritage Office on 19 August 2015, was attended by over 80 tour operators, tourist guides, hoteliers, NGOs, local community and business representatives, relevant government officials, scholars and historians who were concerned about tourism and heritage conservation issues in Melaka World Heritage Site. Full stories...

UTM’s Faculty of Built Environment Hosts Five Japanese Students under the ASEAN International Mobility for Students (AIMS) Program

In line with UTM’s continuous drive to enhance its regional and global presence, and its consistent emphasis on producing high quality graduates with ever broader global outlook and exposure, the Faculty of Built Environment has embarked on yet another student international mobility program in the 2015/2016 academic session. The  Department of Urban and Regional Planning will proudly host three (3)  undergraduate students from the Tokyo Metropolitan University (TMU) who will be undergoing the Non-graduating Students (NGS) Programme in Semester 1, 2015/2016, commencing on 06 September 2015.  TMU reciprocates by receiving Anatasia Lee Anak Suring, Nurzafirah binti Dan and Beatrice Jenner Anak David Jutin  from final year Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning programme to undergo a similar program in TMU over the same period. Courses to be taken by the exchange students in the host universities have been prearranged and confirmed with a view to complementing and enriching the students’ l…

Strategic Collaboration between Singapore-ETH Centre (SEC) and Department of Urban and Regional Planning Takes Off

Following a fruitful courtesy visit by The Singapore-ETH Centre for Global Environmental Sustainability (SEC) to the Faculty of Built Environment (FAB), UTMJB on 28 April 2015, 9 member delegation from the Department of Urban and Regional Planning (JPBW), FAB made a reciprocal visit to the SEC in the University Town of the National University of Singapore (NUS) on 04 August 2015. The purpose of the reciprocal visit, led by Prof. Dr. Amran Hamzah, Director of the Centre for Innovative Planning and Development (CiPD), FAB, has been to learn more about SEC research programs and chart a concrete pathway towards actualising research collaborations between SEC and UTM in strategic areas that were identified in SEC’s April visit to UTM. Read more...

13th International Congress of Asian Planning Schools Association (APSA 2015)

UTM Leads the Way to an Asian Urban Agenda

UTM Johor Bahru – The Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Built Environment, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), together with the Asian Planning Schools Association (APSA), successfully organised the 13thInternational Congress of Asian Planning Schools Association (APSA 2015) on 12-14 August 2015. Through APSA 2015, UTM leads the way towards formulating an Asian Urban Agenda that will guide planning education and practice in Asia into the 21st Century.  This is  crucial especially in anticipation of the unique and unprecedented diversity, intensity, complexity and authenticity issues of urbanisation in Asia. Hence the Congress theme: Towards an Asian Urban Agenda: Planning Asian DiverseCITY, IntenseCITY, ComplexCITY and AuthenticCITY. Read more...

Dr Wahid: Urban Planners Must Cater for Population Growth

JOHOR BARU: Long-term planning is needed to ensure that urban areas are able to grow to their fullest potential and provide comfortable living conditions for its denizens. Universiti Teknologi Malaysia vice-chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Wahid Omar said major cities in the region were faced with issues of congestion due to the increasing population. “Major cities, currently only have short-term solutions without taking into account problems which might rise in the long run for city dwellers. “According to a World Bank report, Kuala Lumpur lost about RM30bil in revenue as city dwellers were losing out on their productivity level being stuck in traffic congestion daily,” he said. Dr Wahid said this after officiating the 13th International Congress of Asian Planning Schools Association at the university’s main Skudai campus. Read more...

250 Pakar Perancang Bandar Sertai APSA

JOHOR BAHRU 12 Ogos – Seramai 250 ahli akademik terdiri daripada penyelidik dan pengamal bidang perancangan bandar tempatan dan antarabangsa menyertai Kongres Antarabangsa Asian Planning School Association (APSA) ke-13 di Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, di sini hari ini. Naib Canselornya, Prof. Datuk Ir. Wahid Omar berkata, kongres selama tiga hari itu melibatkan perbincangan intelektual dan kritikal keadaan semasa dan hala tuju masa hadapan perbandaran serta perancangan bercirikan Asia. Katanya, melalui APSA 2015, UTM mengambil peranan sebagai peneraju dalam menyumbang kepada rumusan satu Agenda Perbandaran Asia yang bakal menjadi panduan kepada pendidikan dan amalan perancangan rantau Asia dalam abad ke-21. “Perumusan agenda perbandaran yang khusus kepada konteks Asia adalah penting dalam kita menjangkakan pelbagai isu khusus dan tahap perbandaran yang belum pernah terjadi di rantau ini dalam aspek kepelbagaian, intensiti, kompleksiti dan keaslian. Baca selanjutnya...

Ahli Akademik Bincang Hala Tuju Perbandaraan Bercirikan Asia

JOHOR BAHRU, 13 Ogos — Seramai 250 ahli akademik, penyelidik serta pakar tempatan dan antarabangsa dalam bidang perancangan bandar dan profesion berkaitan akan bersama-sama membincangkan hala tuju masa depan perbandaran yang bercirikan Asia. Perbincangan berkenaan diadakan menerusi Kongres Antarabangsa Persatuan Perancangan Sekolah Asia (APSA) 2015 yang kini sedang berlangsung di Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Skudai, hingga 14 Ogos. Naib Canselor UTM, Prof Dr. Ir. Wahid Omar berkata perancangan bandar perlu diteliti dengan baik agar memberi kesan yang positif kepada penduduk setempat. Beliau turut memberi contoh kawasan di Nusajaya mempunyai perancangan bandar strategik yang turut melibatkan pihak UTM untuk membangunkannya. Baca selanjutnya...