Sustainable Urban Transport Summit

Transport plays a crucial role in urban development by providing access for people to work, education, healthcare, recreation and other key services.

One of the biggest challenges is how to plan, deliver and invest in infrastructure for sustainable urban transport. And meeting these challenges will require a transformation to the way in which urban transport is managed.


In order to return urban places to people and to create more livable cities, decision makers in these cities urgently need to change the direction of urban transport development toward a more sustainable future. The impact on quality of life and the environment cannot be underestimated. Establishing a sustainable urban transport system requires a comprehensive and integrated approach to policymaking and decision- making, with the aim of developing affordable, economically viable, people-oriented and environment-friendly transport systems. Political will has become a key ingredient to improving sustainable urban transport policies in cities. .

Transit Oriented Development (TOD)

TOD implies high quality, thoughtful planning and design of land use and built forms to support, facilitate and prioritize not only the use of transit, but the most basic modes of transport, walking and cycling.

Why Malaysia?

Malaysia has pledged its support for the implementation of UNESCAP’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and has pledged to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by up to 45% in terms of emission intensity of GDP by 2030. And under the National Automotive Policy 2014, the Government is determined to reduce energy consumption and emissions of harmful gas by encouraging the use of energy-efficient vehicles. .


The objectives for the Summit are:

  • To bring together industry experts to examine policies and topics related to Sustainable Urban Transport.
  • To provide a platform for interaction between experts on the topic with the participants.
  • To inform participants and make them understand of the understanding of the policies and industry needs.
  • To develop recommendations for future research or policies enhancement.
  • To publish the outcomes of the summit

Area of discussion:

  • Planning dense and human scale cities
  • Developing transit-oriented cities
  • Encouraging walking and cycling
  • Controlling vehicle-use
  • Optimizing the road network and and its use
  • Implementing transit improvements
  • Managing parking
  • Promoting clean vehicles
  • Communicating solutions
  • Approaching the challenges comprehensively


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For more information, please contact:
Mr.Athi Pillai
Executive Director
Asia Pacific Business Council for Sustainability
(M): +6012-251 8649