On 25th March 2015, Centre for Innovative Planning and Development (CiPD), UTM organised their first Seminar in 2015. The Talk was delivered by Prof. Dr. Alan A. Lew from the Department of Geography, Planning and Recreation, Northern Arizona University, USA. The 2 hours public lecture titled ‘The Four Faces of Community Sustainability and Resilience’ was based on four essential areas of concern namely Management Resilience, Sustainability Resilience, Planning Resilience, and Governance Resilience. Each of these areas has distinct implication for sustainable development and resilience planning in the research and applied methodologies.

Prof. Alan A.Lew, who obtained his PhD in Geography from the University of Oregon, Eugene in 1986, and also a member of American Institute of Certified Planners, has extensive experience in tourism geography and global issues in tourism places. As the Editor-in-Chief, Tourism Geographies, an International Journal of Tourism Space, Place and Environment since 1999, he also stressed that the issues of sustainable tourism and resilience have become among the current issues in tourism geography.

The seminar was attended by more than 100 lecturers, postgraduates and undergraduates students from the Department of Urban and Regional Planning and the Department of Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Built Environment. The seminar ended at 12.30pm with a Q & A session.

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