Sustainable City 2013
The 8th International Conference on Urban Regeneration and Sustainability (Sustainable City 2013) took place in Malaysia, organised by the Wessex Institute, UK and the University of Teknologi Mara, Malaysia. The meeting, which took place in the Putrajaya Pullman Hotel, was sponsored by P J Holdings.
The city of Putrajaya was the brainchild of former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammad who officially declared it the new administrative centre of the Federal Government of Malaysia in 1997. Putrajaya, planned as a Garden City, playing a balance of Man and Nature, was conceived as the City of the future. It covers an area of nearly 15,000 ha with 30% of it the Administrative core. When completed, the population is expected to exceed half a million.
Source : Wessex Institute Ashurst Lodge, Ashurst, Southampton SO40 7AA, UK