Heritage & Urban Studies Programme

What is Heritage & Urban Studies Programme?

We study how urban living and heritage management develop in general, and in the special case of Penang. By participating in studies and research that are of interest to the various departments of the state apparatus, we contribute to policy discussions and provide intellectual inspiration for a more holistic development of Penang.

Who are the team members?

Pan Yi Chieh  (潘怡洁), Analyst
She holds a M.A. in anthropology from Tsing Hua University in Taiwan, with her thesis focusing on the historical formation of Penang Clan Jetties. Her research interests include the formation of urban space, culture and arts,and contemporary urban phenomenon. Some of her current research includes household structures and space uses of Clan Jetties’ communities (2015, a collaboration with George Town World Heritage Incorporated), as well as some writings on history and heritage.

Syafiqah Nazurah Mukhtar, Project Researcher
She holds a Bachelor Degree and a Master Degree from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) in Urban and Regional Planning. She currently pursuing her PhD in Rural Planning / Environment, focusing on Residential Location in Peri-urban Areas. She was a recipient of Canada-ASEAN Scholarships and Educational Exchanges for Development (SEED) under the Government of Canada for joining the research attachment program and continued her PhD in University of British Columbia (UBC) for a semester in 2019. Through her academic background and few years of experience in research, she’s developing her research interest in rural-urban studies and human geography, specifically to the inclusion of peri-urban into planning cities.