The United Nations estimates that as of 2018, 55% of the global population live in urban areas and this figure is projected to rise to 68% by 2050. This means that the issues faced by cities will only continue to grow as the rate of urbanization speeds up. Malaysia however has an 76.61% urbanization rate – this means how we manage our current resources as well as innovation to address future challenges will be critical.
City Expo Malaysia 2021 (CEM 2021) will be the leading expo where these global and national issues will be discussed and solutions to these challenges can be put forth – a nexus of ideas to tackle these issues that our cities face.
The latest technologies and infrastructure to improve city life will also be showcased and demonstrated at CEM 2021 to present the future that awaits us. The expo will also be a celebration of the progress that our cities have achieved in the past 100 years.
A 30-day expo for city makers to showcase their solutions for our cities
A 5-day forum for everyone to watch and learn everything about our cities for free
The 30 day expo aims to draw attention to the importance of good city planning and its impact on urban development.
CEM 2021 will be the hub for like-minded individuals to share their experiences in making cities better places to live, work and play. This expo is in conjunction with Malaysia's centennial celebration of town planning.
CEM 2021 will emphasize the New Urban Agenda (NUA) and related subjects such as inclusivity, sustainable development and well-being of communities.
Held in conjunction with the World Town Planning Day celebrations every year, the Malaysian Institute of Planners will be hosting the National Planning Congress
An award aimed at recognizing the best creators and managers of vibrant and inclusive public spaces as well as celebrating the diversity of places in Southeast Asia.
A forum by young planners for young planners - providing professional guidance to upcoming planning graduates and young planners who are the future strength of national planning development.
An award programme for outstanding planning achievement in the Commonwealth and champions the very best examples of planning practice
City leaders from all around the globe will meet to amplify local solutions to address the key challenges of our time. The theme would be focused on the city's action for a resilient future [by invitation only] .
There will also be:
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