Source: New Straits Times Malaysia
Malaysia aims to create of Greater Kuala Lumpur global city by 2020. It is planned to have over 7 million people by that year.
The two accompanying videos were taken in Kuala Lumpur between the 15th and 20th August 2010.
It’s a bold agenda. They aim to “make the best place to live in” (KL + 9, New Straits Times 16 August 2010). Traffic, trains and other public transport, pollution, open space, high-density living and rivers are just some of the areas presenting challenges.
The Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing Minister Raja Nong Chi has a vision of a livable city: “We aim to be the only Metropolis in Asia" (Greater KL to be a top metropolis by 2020, New Straits Times 16 August 2010). Malaysia often refers to itself as a ‘middle-income’ country and aims to meet the 2015 United Nations Millennium Development Goals.