FBE Students Won Champion in the “Young Mayor Competition: Planning A Clean and Green Township 2017” in Singapore

A group of Urban and Regional Planning students, Faculty of Built Environment, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia won Champion in the Young Mayor Competition: Planning a Clean and Green Township 2017 under Category Senior B organized by Activistar Private Limited, Singapore. The competition was held at the National Design Centre, Singapore on 1 – 2nd April 2017 with the theme “Phnom Penh Rising”.

Activistar’s first Assembly Series of 5 cities (2011-2016) features Hanoi, Iskandar Malaysia, Yangon, Manila and Jakarta. The second Assembly Series of the next 5 cities began with Phnom Penh (2017), and offered all participants a fresh look of South East Asia. Teams from the whole of Southeast Asia were invited to participate, especially students from the case-study country. This was in line with the vision to reach out to as many youths as possible because the sustainability message is universal and is beyond borders. This was to encourage cross border exchanges among youths to increase knowledge and cultural exchange. The competition involved four stages: 1) Workshop, 2) Written Proposal, 3) Multi Media Presentation, and 4) Model Building.