Friday, 8 June 2012
Recent political upheavals have changed the game in UK regeneration. Economic difficulties have meant that funding is difficult to find, and that public money has to go a very long way. At times like these, innovation is key to progress. What can be achieved in the UK, and how? What must cities and towns do to make and how can investors and developers succeed?
Jackie Sadek, Chair, UK Regeneration (UK)
Sir Howard Bernstein, Chief Executive of Manchester City Council, Manchester City Council (UK)
Neil McLean, Chairman, Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership, Leeds City Region (UK)
Wilfrid Petrie, Executive Vice President GDF Suez Energy Services in charge of BU Int North (France)
Mike Whitby, Leader of the Birmingham City Council, Birmingham City Council (UK)
Currently, I am working with PLANMalsysia - Federal Department of Town and Country Planning, Peninsular Malaysia, Ministry of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government. I have more than 20 years experience in urban and regional planning. Major involvement in Landuse Planning, Development Planning, Sustainability Assessment (SA) in Development Plans, Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Social Impact Assessment (SIA). However, I am now on study leave for 4 years to pursue my PhD Program at National University of Malaysia (UKM) under Public Service Department Scholarships. I create this research blog in order to build a new network all over the world with PhD students,lecturers and researchers who involved research work especially in development science, urban planning, urban governance, urban economic and globalization. PhD is an original contribution to knowledge.