PEQ Consult Sdn. Bhd. (199401028285 / 313966-A)

Registered with Board of  Town Planners Malaysia (BC0049)
Registered with Malaysian Institute of Planners (PC/C/240/2019)
Certificate Of Practice (COP 0059)

Urban Planning Services
in Malaysia

PEQ Consult offers a comprehensive suite of land use planning services in Malaysia. With years of experience under our belt, we provide expertise, skills, and in-depth knowledge applicable to land use planning for the benefit of our clients.

About PEQ Consult

About PEQ Consult

Since November 1998, PEQ Consult Sdn Bhd started positioning itself as a consultancy company providing one-stop consulting services for town planning and project development. In line with our business philosophy, we strive to deliver unfaltering consultancy services of unparalleled calibre to our valued clients in Malaysia.

From concept to creation, we deliver personalised, practical, and pragmatic solutions to address specific needs and challenges for companies in both the public and private sectors. Our in-house experts offer robust insight and frameworks that guarantee to exceed expectations and drive sustainable results to businesses and the community.

What is Urban Planning
in Malaysia?

What is Urban Planning
in Malaysia?

Urban planning is frequently utilised as a part of a larger city plan and can be defined as the process of building, developing, and designing the urban area. Urban planning comprises the use of open space, air, water, and the built environment, which includes buildings, transportation, economic, and social purposes.

New and pre-existing land, buildings, roads, public spaces, transit, economic growth, infrastructure, and the environment, for instance, all fall under the umbrella of urban town planning. While urban planning can be categorised into distinct conceptual types, they’re not mutually exclusive—a holistic urban plan should cover many, if not all, of the types.

Types of Urban Planning Concepts

Types of Urban Planning Concepts

Strategic Urban Planning

The strategic plan’s objectives might include enhancing city transit, developing additional communal spaces, increasing inhabitants’ quality of life, and enticing people to visit or relocate to the city.

Land-Use Planning

Land-use planning is primarily concerned with law and policy, including the adoption of planning instruments such as governmental laws, regulations, rules, codes, and policies to impact land use.

Master Planning

Master planning is often used for greenfield development projects or construction on previously undeveloped land when you’re beginning from scratch rather than changing existing buildings or areas.

Urban Revitalization

Repairing roads, expanding infrastructure, cleaning up pollution, and adding to parks and other public spaces are some of the revitalization strategies.

Economic Development

Economic development is the process of finding areas for expansion to encourage more financial success inside a community, particularly by luring businesses to construct or relocate their offices there.

Environmental Planning

Environmental planning is a sort of strategic planning that focuses on long-term sustainability.

Infrastructure Planning

Infrastructure planning is concerned with the basic facilities and processes that serve a city and its residents and how such facilities might support the strategic plan’s aims.

Importance of Urban Planning in Malaysia

Importance of Urban Planning in Malaysia

To improve the quality of life by providing efficient infrastructure, easy accessibility to healthcare, education, facilities, and services, as well as affordable, quality housing.

To prevent vulnerabilities stemming from urban infrastructures such as fire hazards, flooding, climate change, and other disasters.

To conserve natural resources and preserve them for future generations by adhering to urban planning regulations in Malaysia.

New Urban Agenda (NUA)

New Urban Agenda (NUA)

The New Urban Agenda represents a shared vision for a better and more sustainable future – one in which all people have equal rights and access to the benefits and opportunities that cities can offer, and in which the community reconsiders the urban systems and physical form of urban spaces to achieve this.

The principles of the New Urban Agenda (NUA)

Leave no one behind, ensure urban equity, and eradicate poverty

Achieve sustainable, inclusive urban prosperity and opportunities for all

Foster ecological, resilient cities, and human settlements

Urban Planning and New Urban Agenda (NUA) in Malaysia

Urban Planning and New Urban Agenda (NUA) in Malaysia

The NUA presents a paradigm shift based on the science of cities; it lays out standards and principles for the planning, construction, development, management, and improvement of urban areas along its five main pillars of implementation: national urban policies, urban legislation and regulations, urban planning and design, local economy and municipal finance, and local implementation.

It is compulsory to strengthen urban planning in Malaysia to utilise the spatial dimension of the urban form and deliver the urban advantage.

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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

The topmost priority of urban planning is to build a conducive environment that is safe and sustainable. Thus, the characteristics of a comprehensive urban planning practice are walkability, multifaceted, diversity, quality, central activity, green transportation, sustainability, and quality of life.

The fundamentals of urban planning in Malaysia are as follows:

  • Preparatory / exploration phase
  • Feasibility/planning phase
  • Formal planning/zoning phase
  • Design and implementation phase
  • Operational phase

Although urban planning and urban design are correlated, the two terms are not interchangeable. Urban planning consists of planning a city’s structures, including policies, infrastructure, neighbourhoods, and construction rules and regulations.

Meanwhile, urban design operates at the feature and system level, focusing on design and fostering connections. To simplify, urban planning is the act of planning city strategies and structures, while urban design is the act of designing city features.