As beautiful and bustling KL is, the capital city can also be scary & intimidating place for many. Providing a helping hand to explore the undiscovered gems and stories from in and around the greater valley is I Love KL, the show that brings you closer to the people and places of our beloved capital.
Can We Develop Mature Cities?
Is it possible to redevelop a city that’s already mature? If it is, how should we go about it? And if it is not possible, what can we do to slowly change existing structures or systems to be more sustainable? We explore these questions with Chau Loon Wai, Senior Lecturer from the Faculty of Built, Environment and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.
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What Makes A City?
Subang Jaya was recently declared a city and it got us thinking about how a city is defined beyond the administrative criteria. Chau Loon Wai, Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Built, Environment and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, joins us to ponder the very question, focusing on sustainable urban design.
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Heritage Conservation and Tourism - Not the Same Thing
Budget 2021 that was tabled recently included an item rarely seen - allocation amounting to RM10 Million for the preservation of our heritage buildings, such as the Sultan Abdul Samad Building and Carcosa Seri Negara. As mentioned by our resident heritage conservation expert, Elizabeth Cardosa, it’s a good start, but is the amount enough, considering how expensive maintenance and preservation work can be? But the bigger question is, should we look at our heritage assets as part of the tourism sector? Or should they be seen and appreciated independently?
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Selangor Youths Have a Say!
Recently, Selangor Youth Community, a youth non-profit organisation founded by His Highness Tengku Amir Shah, The Crown Prince of Selangor in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance, organised an event called "Selangor Youths Have A Say!". As the name suggests, the event provided a platform for young stakeholders to share their thoughts, feedback and aspiration for the upcoming Budget 2021. I Love KL attended the event, and spoke to the organiser and one of the participants to find out how fruitful the event was, and some of the suggestions that they made to the ministry.
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Bengkel Teknologi Senior
We now live in a digital world that is led by a very youthful and tech-savvy demographic, and at the pace it’s moving, there will be segments of the community that will be left behind. One such group is the senior members of our society. Recognising this, Bengkel Teknologi Senior plans to bridge the digital literacy gap, at a time when the world relies on digital connection more than ever. We speak to the project lead to hear how she does this.
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Improving Quality of Life Through Urban Design
Urban planning and urban design have major differences. In this episode, we’re going to sift through the differences and how each role goes hand in hand. We also explore how urban design aims to improve the quality of life of people living in the city, looking at aspects that we might sometimes overlook.
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