Background

CEDM was established in January 2008. It is one of the CoE under FSPU. It is headed by an academic of the faculty who reports to the Dean of FSPU. It is a multidisciplinary centre focusing on areas related to built environment design and management.  The centre undertakes research, consultancy and training in the field of Town and Regional Planning, Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Interior Architecture.

Currently the centre is involved in research funded by public agencies in Malaysia. Its members are academicians on the related fields which stand at about 100 people. It seeks to form partnership to conduct research, consultancies, conference and training with institutions nationally and internationally.

Seven (7) general themes of research/study/activity as shown below:

  • Sustainable Design, Tools and Innovation
  • Sustainable Practices and Green Initiatives
  • Cities and Urban Environment
  • Conservation and Heritage Management
  • Cities and Urban Environment Management
  • Urban Space
  • Mobility

Activities

CEDM involves in research, consultancy and conference activities as listed below:

1. Research

a) NATIONAL LEVEL ACTIVE RESEARCH FUNDING (MOSTI/FRGS & Others)

 

Research Project

Source

Total Funds

Begin Year

End Year

1

Sustainable Urban Form: Environment and Responsive Design: A Study of Hot Humid Cities of Kuala Lumpur and Singapore

FRGS

RM22,590

2007

2009

2

An Interaction of Space and Crime in Residential Areas

FRGS

RM25,000

2009

2011

3

The Ability in Decoding Cities Competitive Initiatives by Local Authorities in Enhancing City Region Competitiveness

FRGS

RM40,000

2010

2012

4

The Inclusiveness of Culture Economy in Promoting the Growth of Eastern Coast Economic Region: Case Study Kelantan Malaysia

FRGS

RM40,000

2010

2012

5

The Inclusiveness of Spatial Variation of Cultural Skills and Local Innovative Capacity: The Key Issues and Data Analysis in SCORE Region Sarawak

FRGS

RM40,000

2010

2012

6

Socio-economic Diversity  Housing Based Social Capital Towards Promoting Community Development

FRGS

RM50,000

2011

2013

7

City Place Identity for Corporate Innovation Culture

FRGS

RM30,000

2011

2013

b)     INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH FUNDING INCLUDING CONTRACT RESEARCH

 

Research Project

Source

Total Funds

Begin Year

End Year

1

Kajian Impak Sosial Bagi Cadangan Rancangan Kawasan Khas (RKK) MBPJ (Consultancy)

Majlis Bandaraya Petaling Jaya

RM203,675

2009

2012

2

Off Campus Living Environment on Students at UiTM and the Impacts on Local Neighbourhoods (Contract Research)

Pejabat Pembangunan UiTM

RM25,000

2010

2012

3

The Embeddedness Between Higher Education Institution and Industries in Promoting City Region Competitiveness (Contract Research)

Pejabat Pembangunan UiTM

RM25,000

2010

2012

c) DANA KECEMERLANGAN UiTM

 

Research Project

Total Funds

Begin Year

End Year

1

Clinical Waste Management in District Hospitals of Tumpat, Batu Pahat dan Taiping

RM8,000

2011

2012

2

Sports Facilities in Malaysia: The Impacts to Urban Environments

RM5,000

2010

2011

3

Geographical Information System (GIS) Fundamental Concept Towards Sustainable Living of Low Cost Housing

RM10,000

2009

2011

4

Control of Daylight and Artifact Display and Placement in Malaysian Historic Buildings

RM38,000

2009

2011

5

The relationship between residential layouts and burglary in Klang Valley

RM16,000

2009

2010

6

The Impacts of Sports Facilities Development on the Urban Growth of KLFT

RM10,000

2009

2010

7

Transit Oriented Neighbourhood Planning in Klang Valley

RM10,000

2004

2006

ii.         Conference/ Lecture/Short Course

# International Geographical Union (IGU) Commission on Marginalisation, Globalisation, and Regional and Local Responses International Conference, July 2009
# Professorial Lecture for Yang Berbahagia Prof Dato Dr Abdullah Mohamad Said, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, July 2010
# Training programmes/short courses in December 2010

Prepared by:

Prof. Dr. Dasimah Bt Omar
Head of CEDM
(13th February  2012)