MIT-Malaysia Sustainable Cities Program

The MIT- Malaysia Sustainable Cities Partnership 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 sustainable city development efforts in Malaysia. We use our research findings to create on-line video instructional materials to support the teaching of sustainable city development in universities in the global South. Ten Visiting Faculty members from around the world will be selected annually, currently we are preparing to host our second cohort of scholars. They will spend half an academic year at UTM and half at MIT. In January each year, MIT graduate students and faculty will join with UTM faculty and students to review and refine the direction of the research in progress.