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on 31 May, 12:49

The Edible City: Urban Gardening and Food Futures of KL

The Edible City: Urban Gardening and Food Futures of KL
Past Event
7 Jun
16:00 - 18:30
Glass Lantern Lobby, Menara Bata, PJ Trade Centre

Day/Date: Saturday, 7 June 2014
Time: 4.00pm – 6.30pm (entry from 3.30pm)
Venue: Glass Lantern Lobby, Menara Bata, PJ Trade Centre
Map: http://www.pjtc.my/location.html

ADMISSION: FREE

The growing popularity of urban gardening and urban farming is a testament that the future of food lies in how we can best appropriate whatever space available for the purpose of feeding people. In light of rising food prices and a booming global population, food growing should also be returned to the hands of the public, where people take more responsibility in meeting their own food demands.

#BetterCities talk series #6 will look at the limitations and potentialities of expanding urban gardening in Kuala Lumpur. Prior to the panel discussion, there will be an activity inspired by ‘The Public Kitchen’ (http://http://www.stiftungfreizeit.com/2012/11/la-cucina-pubblica.html) where the public will be invited to create a dish out of select ingredients as a means to generate awareness about local and climate friendly foods.

Speakers

  • Ms. Shao-Lyn Low of Eats, Shoots and Roots
  • Ms. Ili Farhana Norhayat of Gang Chaos
  • Ms. Nova Ceceliana Nelson of Cultivate Central

 

Our venue partner is Tujuan Gemilang (http://www.tujuangemilang.com).

For more information, please email hello@betterciti.es.

on 12 Feb, 12:04

Housing vs. Habitat: The Social Housing Challenge

Housing vs. Habitat: The Social Housing Challenge
Past Event
1 Mar
14:30 - 16:00
Glass Lantern Lobby, Menara Bata, PJ Trade Centre

Date: Saturday, March 1
Time: 2.30pm – 4.00pm (entry from 2.00pm)
Venue: Glass Lantern Lobby, Menara Bata, PJ Trade Centre
Map: http://www.pjtc.my/location.html

ADMISSION: FREE

Each year, the budget boasts about an increase in the number of social housing, but quantity is not a sufficient way to deal with the underlying issues of social housing.

Under maintenance, poor design and inefficient social facilities result in producing four-walled homes, but not habitats which enhance the well-beings of its occupants.

How could design be critically re-imagined for the existing image and expectation of social housing in Malaysia? How can good design and architecture uplift and enhance relationships within a social housing community?

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Speakers will be announced soon.

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Our venue partner is Tujuan Gemilang (http://www.tujuangemilang.com).

For more information, please email hello@betterciti.es.

on 27 Nov, 13:35

Place-Making in Urban Regeneration

Place-Making in Urban Regeneration
Past Event
30 Nov
14:30 - 16:00
Glass Lantern Lobby, Menara Bata, PJ Trade Centre

Date: Saturday, November 30, 2013
Time: 2.30pm – 4.00pm (entry from 2.00pm)
Venue: Glass Lantern Lobby, Menara Bata, PJ Trade Centre
Map: http://www.pjtc.my/location.html

ADMISSION: FREE

This will be the fourth and final installment of #BetterCities Talks for 2013! November 30 will also mark the 2nd year anniversary of our talk series (we started from humble beginnings and a partnership with the British Council Malaysia at Pecha Kucha Vol. 13 on the theme, “Exploring New Possibilities for Our City”). Please join us for an afternoon of sharing and networking.

Our city is transforming before our eyes, deprived areas are given a new breath of life which changes its original context but in some cases provides opportunity for community and economic growth. In this talk #BetterCities will look at the role of place-making in the evolving urban landscape. Is it possible for the process of urban regeneration to not only take the past into consideration but also how it can interact with future communities?

The talk will be hosted and moderated by Yasmin Lane, who is currently the Research Lead at #BetterCities. #BetterCities has invited speakers to share insights on the topic from a commercial, policy and heritage perspective.

1. Suraya Ismail, Grants Programme Director (Monitoring)

http://www.thinkcity.com.my

2. Lim Take Bane, Conservation Architect/Member of Badan Warisan

http://www.badanwarisan.org.my/

3. Jenifer Kuah, Entrepreneur, part of Asianage Holdings (owners of Food Foundry, Butter & Beans and the new Feeka on Jalan Mesui)

http://www.facebook.com/FoodFoundry

For more information, please email hello@betterciti.es.

on 30 Sep, 11:56

Alternative and Sustainable Transportation in Greater KL

Alternative and Sustainable Transportation in Greater KL
Past Event
13 Oct
10:00 - 12:00
Genovasi
Kicking off the final quarter of 2013, #BetterCities will be organising a talk on alternative and sustainable transportation in Greater Kuala Lumpur. The broader issue of sustainable transportation involves a myriad of factors including: amongst others public transit reliability and infrastructure, fuel prices, cost of vehicle ownership, et. al. In the mean time, what are the practical ways of encouraging alternative and more sustainable modes of transportation in our city?
At this talk, we are featuring a demo and highlight of two projects we hope will contribute to a new paradigm of community in our city: Jeffrey Lim’s Bicycle Map Project — a crowdsourced bicycle mapping project to test and recce routes to encourage a more cycle-able Kuala Lumpur; and Shaun Lim’s Orbiting, a mobile app to encourage ridesharing or carpooling in Malaysia. The session will conclude with a 30-minute Q&A session.
Day/Date: Sunday, October 13, 2013
Time: 10am – 12pm
Venue: Genovasi, Lot 2A, Jalan 13/2, Petaling Jaya
Light refreshments will be provided.

Please register here: https://www.facebook.com/events/168399776685121/

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