Malaysia International Centre for Sustainable Cities (MyICSC) is an initiative to encourage smart city stakeholders to build Sustainable Cities and Communities as per UNDP SDG-11. It offers a powerful opportunity to leverage the knowledge and shared learning of an entire initiative, support the achievement of high performance at all locations, and accelerate the broad-based adoption of innovative advances.
MyICSC creates an environment that encourages and facilitates the active sharing of expertise and new insights across a particular community of interest. Shared ideas foster additional insights and knowledge, and successful execution of this role can significantly accelerate the pace of innovation and adoption of best practices across an entire organization.
In addition, MyICSC gives opportunities for stakeholders to build a network with others from regional, national and international with the same interest.
DEFINITIONS OF SMART CITY
In the Malaysian context, smart city is defined as ‘a city that uses ICT and technology and innovation advances to address urban issues including to improve the quality of life, promote economic growth, develop sustainable and safe environment and encourage efficient urban management practices. Smart city Malaysia aims at addressing urban issues and challenges towards achieving then three main pillars of competitive economy, sustainable environment and enhanced quality of life.