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Korea's Seoullo 7017 project puts people first, cars somewhere else

Having grown past the usual focus on cars, Seoul shows how a mature city can champion pedestrians instead with the "sky garden" project Seoullo.

No plans for ties with Israel

THE attendance of Israeli delegates at the 9th World Urban Forum (WUF9) in Kuala Lumpur last month does not mean that the Government intends to forge diplomatic ties with Israel, the House was told.

Malaysia did not invite Israeli delegates to 9th World Urban Forum

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia expressed its opposition to an invitation issued to Israeli delegates to the 9th World Urban Forum (WUF9), but was bound by the Host Country Agreement signed by Malaysia and UN-Habitat.

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Are our cities ready to face challenges from urbanisation and climate change?

Preparing cities to face internal and external challenges is what 100 Resilient Cities is all about.

Barisan all set for the big day

PUTRAJAYA: For the past few days, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and his deputy have been holding intensive discussions, believed to be finalising Barisan Nasional’s preparations for the coming general election.

Mayor: We will continue to improve and extend bicycle lanes

DESPITE controversies surrounding the city’s new bicycle lanes, Kuala Lumpur mayor Tan Sri Mohd Amin Nordin Abd Aziz intends to introduce more bicycle lanes in the future as they are part of the city’s masterplan.

KL mulling village-in-the-city concept

Kuala Lumpur may rejuvenate old areas by repurposing them into uban villages to raise the quality of life in the city.

‘Design cities with the long term in mind’

KUALA LUMPUR: Cities and territories should be designed innovatively with a long-term vision of a sound green economy, protection of cultures and inclusive cities for all, says Tan Sri Noh Omar.