Malaysia Sustainable Cities Program

The MIT- Malaysia Sustainable Cities Program is a five-year effort, co-managed by faculty at MIT and the Universiti of Teknologi of Malaysia (UTM), with a multimillion dollar grant from the Malaysian Ministry of Education. The goal of the partnership is to document and assess sustainable city development efforts in five Malaysian cities. Ten senior scholars from universities in the developing world spend one semester at UTM and one at MIT. Their research findings create an on-line video instructional materials to support the teaching of sustainable city development in universities in the global South. In January each year, MIT graduate students and DUSP faculty join with UTM faculty and students to review and refine the direction of the research in progress.