“Towards an Efficient and Equitable Housing Delivery System”
From 9am until 4.30pm
At Limkokwing University of Creative Technology, Cyberjaya
Since the establishment of the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), sustainable development strategies are becoming more demanding in assisting in wealth distribution and improving living conditions for human being. A sustained community is one of the sustainable development agendas that encourage community involvement and participation in contributing to sustainability. Moreover, with the rapid population growth, especially in urban cities as the proportion of urban dwellers will reach two-thirds of the world population by 2030, this will lead to several problems including the social life changing intensely.
While cities are powerful engines of economic development, the rapid growth of the urban population resulted in enormous challenges. Ageing and drastic increase in the international migration flows in the region brought changes in demand and more pressure on infrastructure and social services. Moreover, increased urban expansion has drastically reduced the land available for other uses. Climate change and natural disasters have caused vast economic and social losses and strengthened the need for cities to be resilient. These and other factors in the context of the post-financial crisis amplify the challenges related to the limited access to affordable, adequate and healthy housing and basic infrastructure for all.