TWO-THIRDS of the world's population will live in cities by 2050. This is due to rapid urbanisation, particularly in cities in Asia and Africa. Cities of the world will need to prepare for future social, political and environmental challenges.

In view of this, a forum on smart cities was organised by the Malaysia Biennial 100YC in October in Kuala Lumpur to discuss the future challenges of Malaysian cities. The theme of the forum was "Shaping Smart Cities and Future Lifestyles".

In his opening speech, Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Wilfred Madius Tangau said: "As we move towards 2050, our cities will be a reflection of the country's aspirations, and we must ensure that we put our best foot forward if we were to reinforce our place in the world."


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MediaTitle: The Sun
Date: 19 Dec 2017

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