Faculties & Schools

Ecosystem of Coastal Forest at Tanjung Balau

On 17th April 2015, 23 students of SBEL1661 Landscape Ecology went on a field trip to Tanjung Balau in order to gain more insights into the ecosystem of coastal forests. At the site, they saw first hand the ‘services’ provided, and resilience of the ecosystem of the coastal forest. Services provided included protection of the …

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Urban Planning Students Won ‘Most Innovative Model Township Award’

The 4th Planning A Clean and Green Township Competition was held in Singapore on the 11th and 12th April 2015.  It was organised by Activistar Advocacy, a sister company of Activistar Pte Ltd that promotes and incorporates eco-friendly principles in the planning of sustainable townships. The competition saw participation of eighty teams (80) from four …

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10th MSU-UTM Joint Workshop on Urban Design and Conservation

In line with Universiti Teknologi Malaysia’s (UTM) efforts in internationalisation and striving for research and teaching excellence at the global scale, the Department of Urban and Regional Planning (JPBW), Faculty of Built Environment (FAB), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru (UTMJB), jointly with Mahasarakham University’s (MSU) Faculty of Architecture, Urban Design and Creative Arts (FAUDCA), successfully organised …

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Idling Vehicle Engines a Menace to Health & Environment, Warns Don

All too often I see cars, taxis, buses, and trucks with engines running, when they are parked and not moving on the roads. This is a very harmful and noxious habit not only to people’s health, but also extremely damaging to the environment. Scientific researchers have shown that vehicles emit greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) which are …

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CiPD UTM Talk Highlights Sustainable Development

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 …

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UTM Low Carbon Society – Going beyond Science and Policy to Action (Science to Action, S2A)

JOHOR BAHRU, 10 March 2015 – Building on its commitment to the advancement of Low Carbon Society (LCS) research into implementation in Iskandar Malaysia, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) Low Carbon Asia Research Centre (UTM-LCAR), Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Built Environment, UTM Johor Bahru organised the 1st Pasir Gudang Low Carbon Society …

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UTM FAB Hosts Rural Development Talk

In essence, rural development is a process and is very much outcome based.  It is a process of deliberate induced change led by the state and is multidisciplinary and the outcome is for the betterment of the rural population, for example, improved quality of life, increased income and  productivity, reduced poverty, better infrastructure, health, education, …

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UTM in Collaboration with the Malaysian Natural Product Society Hosted ICNP 2015

JOHOR BAHRU, 25 Mac 2015 – The Faculty of Science Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) in collaboration with the Malaysian Natural Product Society (MNPS) has organized The International Conference on Natural Products (ICNP) 2015. The ICNP2015 is an excellent opportunity for researchers, academicians, students and practitioners around the world to share their latest findings and exchange …

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UTM Visited by Japan’s Seifu Nankai High School under the Global Young Leaders Programme

The Faculty of Built Environment (FAB), UTM was host to a group of 21 students and 2 teachers from Seifu Nankai High School, Osaka, Japan on March 18th 2015. The group was led by Mr.Toshiyuki Iwawaki and Mr. David Eckford, teachers from the Comprehensive and International Department, Seifu Nankai High School. The main purpose of …

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UTM Initiates 1st Pasir Gudang Low Carbon Society & Green Smart City Focus Group Discussion

10 March 2015- The Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Built Environment, UTM Johor Bahru organised the 1stPasirGudang Low Carbon Society / Green Smart City Focus Group Discussion (FGD) involving key departmental officials from Majlis Perbandaran Pasir Gudang (MPPG) on 10th March 2015. The half day FGD workshop held at the B12 Convention …

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UTM-Uyemura Sign MoU to Facilitate Academic Collaboration

JOHOR BAHRU, 17 February 2015 – A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and Uyemura (M) Sdn Bhd to facilitate academic collaboration. UTM was represented by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Datuk Ir Dr Wahid Omar while Uyemura (M) Sdn. Bhd. was represented by Mr. Jiro Okuda, Managing Director. By signing this …

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