Kuala Lumpur City Hall devised an interesting strategy to guide the development of Kuala Lumpur as a world-class city of the future that is sustainable and capable of providing the best for all of its residents and future generations.
Mayor Datuk Nor Hisham Ahmad Dahlan is certain that the Kuala Lumpur Structure Plan 2040 (KLSP2040), which will guide the city’s strategic development for the next 20 years, would secure the city’s long-term viability and prosperity for all of its residents.
“We have undertaken the biggest study this year to provide the basis for this plan that will underline the development of Kuala Lumpur until 2040. We aim to make Kuala Lumpur a world-class, smart, and intelligent city by 2040, and future generations will sustain the city’s development to become the best in Malaysia,” he said.
What is the Kuala Lumpur Structure Plan 2040 (KLSP2040)?
The Kuala Lumpur Structure Plan (KLSP) outlines the vision, goals, policies, and recommendations to guide the city’s growth over the next two decades. The KLSP establishes a framework for spatial development and planning. This framework will then be translated in detail into the development and local planning stages.
The Kuala Lumpur Structure Plan (KLSP) is a planning document for the city of Kuala Lumpur. It promotes strategic growth in a non-obtrusive way. This plan will aid in the management of physical expansion in particular, as well as sectoral growth in general, by setting targets and policy actions in keeping with the Kuala Lumpur city vision.
The vision for Kuala Lumpur is to be a CITY FOR ALL. This vision is founded on the people’s desire for Kuala Lumpur to continue to grow dynamically while adhering to the principles of fairness, sustainability, and stimulating growth. It establishes the course for Kuala Lumpur’s growth, which attempts to handle the city’s issues through urban planning.
The KLSP2040 comprises six goals:
- To become an Innovative and Productive City
- To become an Inclusive and Equitable City
- To become a Healthy and Vibrant City
- To become a Smart and Low Carbon City
- To become an Efficient and Environmentally Friendly Mobility City
- To become a City of Integrated and Sustainable Development
Economic sustainability, the growth of an inclusive society, a green and attractive city, a low-carbon strategy, an efficient mobility system, and integrated land management are the major goals.
National and international commitments to sustainable development, such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the New Urban Agenda, also contribute to ensuring a more holistic Kuala Lumpur planning following global commitments (NUA).
PSKL aspires to create a vision for Kuala Lumpur that transforms these aspirations into a strategic direction and activities. This will be reflected in initiatives, future land use zones, development control principles in municipal plans, and comprehensive instructions.
The Urban Management Plan and the Spatial Management Plan will be converted into 71 actions to fulfil Kuala Lumpur’s Vision and development goals.
The plan is translated into strategic direction and activities that address spatial availability, future growth areas, and biodiversity conservation zones.
Nurazizi Mokhtar, City Hall’s executive director of planning, said the plan took into account the demands of new homeowners, youth, the elderly, and other households in the field of housing planning.
“In terms of our city’s growth, we’re looking at the long term, the next 20 years. What matters is that we consider the demands of all members of society.”
“At the moment, most services, such as facilities for the visually impaired, are concentrated in the city centre. The pedestrian route has tactile aids to assist them. We hope to expand these services to the city’s outskirts as well,” he said.
Heavy industries will no longer be situated in the city, according to Nurazizi, and might be better suited in neighbouring locations. “However, in Kuala Lumpur, we will concentrate on areas for service and creative sectors, both of which give a large number of job opportunities,” he added.
In a Nutshell
For the period 2020-2040, Kuala Lumpur aims to be the finest city for everyone. It is based on the desires of those who want a dynamically growing city while also practising fairness and prosperity for everyone.
Last but not least, sustainability and resilience are the major agenda and must be kept in mind at all times.