The Malaysia Sustainable Cities Program (MSCP) is a five-year effort (2013-2018), initiated and run by faculty at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), with generous support from Malaysia’s Ministry of Education. MSCP is housed in the Science Impact Collaborative in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT, and the Institute Sultan Iskandar at UTM.
The program mission is to study and document sustainable city development efforts in Malaysia. Visiting scholars from around the world spend September through December conducting individual research in Malaysia. They spend February through May at MIT developing research findings into instructional materials (videos and articles) to enhance and extend the teaching of sustainable city development across universities in the global South. Each January, graduate students and faculty at MIT and UTM study, review, and refine the direction of the research in progress. The MSCP collaboration has also stimulated additional reports, theses, and studies on Malaysia produced by MIT graduate students and faculty. All research products can be found below.