The two-day 3rd Green Cities Forum hosted by Penang Institute and Asian Development Bank last week drew approximately 150 Malaysian and foreign delegates to discuss on various issues under the theme of ‘Sustainable Urban Development of Coastal Cities’.
The topics for the technical session on the first day are:
Implementing green city action plans;
Promoting integrated green transportation;
Managing inclusive, resilient and sustainable coastal cities;
and promoting healthy oceans, green and blue economies.
Also present were a dozen mayors from 5 different countries who are committed to implementing their green city plans back in their home country – in short, thinking globally and acting locally. In the case of Penang, both cities are doing so by committing to the four pillars of the Penang2030 vision.
After the technical sessions, the forum continued with the presentation of awards to the winners of the National Green Project Management Awards by Sustainable Business Network of Malaysia (SUSTNET) and the day ended with a dinner at the UNESCO-listed Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion. As for day two, the delegates took part in a site visit to the North Seafront Project site hosted by GTCDC, Batu Maung waste transfer station hosted by MBPP, and finally Juru Autocity where the participants were informed on the green community projects in the area by members of MBSP.
Full pictures and videos of the forum are available for download here until 31st March 2020: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/17T9_CC6Qb3SzC1weq55yBoCDC6QXyBU2?usp=sharing
More info on the state’s Penang2030 vision: www.penang2030.com