Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Cities and Community Well-being

Urbanice Malaysia is a Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Cities and Community Well-being, set up as a Company Limited By-Guarantee (CLBG) under the Ministry of Housing and Local Government. With the aim to achieve a sustainable urban nation, Urbanice advocates the localisation of the sustainable development goals in the development of liveable cities and climate responsive urban development. In delivering this mission, Urbanice Malaysia focuses to localise and mainstream the sustainable urban agenda, catalyse urban solutions, foster community resilience, and promote climate-actions for the sustainability of our communities and cities.

Mission

To localise and mainstream the sustainable urban agenda and foster community resilience by implementing actions and urban solutions for the sustainability of our cities and communities.

Our Strategy

Urbanice Malaysia is a brand and coordinator of sustainable knowledge sharing that sparks innovation through partnerships with industry and academia. As an advisory body, we sustain projects and our enterprise while focusing on up-scaling our services to achieve the SDG agenda.

Urbanice Malaysia has worked with various local and global partners

Majlis Agama Islam Negeri Melaka

Majlis Agama Islam Negeri Melaka

Seido Solutions Sdn. Bhd.

Seido Solutions Sdn. Bhd.

Anywheel

Anywheel

Jotun Paints

Jotun Paints

Perpustakaan Negeri Melaka

Perpustakaan Negeri Melaka

Key Areas of Focus

Our work spans over 4 main areas

Knowledge platform and management

Urban Innovation

Partnerships

Advisory & Advocacy

Leadership

TPr. Ts. Norliza Binti Hashim

Chief Executive

TPr. Ts. Norliza Binti Hashim

As CEO, Norliza Hashim leads the organisation in the implementation of sustainable urbanisation policies for Malaysian cities and regions through shared knowledge platforms, community-based programs, innovative urban solutions, research development and collaborative partnerships. Norliza has had an illustrious career in planning that spans three decades and that covers a wide spectrum of the discipline, both locally and internationally. Her expertise has been instrumental in the development of blueprints contributing towards Malaysia’s nation-building including the National Physical Plan 3, Putrajaya Master Plan, Iskandar Malaysia Comprehensive Development Plan, Low Carbon Cities Assessment Framework and the Kuala Lumpur City Plan policy.

Dr. Azmizam Bin Abd. Rashid

Deputy Chief Executive

Dr. Azmizam Bin Abd. Rashid

Dr. Azmizam Abdul Rashid was appointed as Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Urbanice Malaysia in 2017. He currently leads the Knowledge Platform and Management department which is responsible for the implementation of Malaysian SDG Cities initiative, involving the localisation of Sustainable Development Goals at city level. Dr. Azmizam has a professional background in urban and regional planning and held the position of  Principal Assistant Director at the Federal Department of Town and Country Planning (PLANMalaysia), to which he was attached for 13 years. He has a Masters in Land Resource Management from University Putra Malaysia (UPM) and Cambridge University, and holds a doctorate (PhD) in Development Science from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM).

Dr. Mohd. Rizal Bin Osman

Chief Operating Officer

Dr. Mohd. Rizal Bin Osman

As Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Rizal oversees the management and operations of Urbanice. He currently leads the Urban Innovation Hub department and is responsible for the implementation of smart and innovative solutions with local urban partners, through the Sustainable Urban Micromobility (SUMm) and Komuniti Hab initiatives. He obtained his PhD from the University of Southampton, United Kingdom in 2014. Through his thesis he explored 'Combining Multi-Source Satellite Sensor Imagery to Monitor and Forecast Land Use Change in Malaysia'.

Team

Knowledge Platform & Partnerships

Urban Innovations & Strategic Business

Administration & Finance

Dr. Azmizam Bin Abd. Rashid

Dr. Azmizam Bin Abd. Rashid

Deputy Chief Executive

Dr. Azmizam Abdul Rashid was appointed as Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Urbanice Malaysia in 2017. He currently leads the Knowledge Platform and Management department which is responsible for the implementation of Malaysian SDG Cities initiative, involving the localisation of Sustainable Development Goals at city level. Dr. Azmizam has a professional background in urban and regional planning and held the position of  Principal Assistant Director at the Federal Department of Town and Country Planning (PLANMalaysia), to which he was attached for 13 years. He has a Masters in Land Resource Management from University Putra Malaysia (UPM) and Cambridge University, and holds a doctorate (PhD) in Development Science from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM).

Aliaa Nabila Mohd Nor

Aliaa Nabila Mohd Nor

Senior Executive

Syed Iskandar Syed Mustapha Kamal

Syed Iskandar Syed Mustapha Kamal

Senior Executive

Mohd Syafiq Bin Subri

Mohd Syafiq Bin Subri

Senior Executive

Dr. Mohd Hafiyyan Bin Mahmud

Dr. Mohd Hafiyyan Bin Mahmud

Senior Executive

Harries Bin Mohamad

Harries Bin Mohamad

Executive

Muhammad Asri Bin Mohd Hardi

Muhammad Asri Bin Mohd Hardi

Executive

Dr. Mohd. Rizal Bin Osman

Dr. Mohd. Rizal Bin Osman

Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Rizal oversees the management and operations of Urbanice. He currently leads the Urban Innovation Hub department and is responsible for the implementation of smart and innovative solutions with local urban partners, through the Sustainable Urban Micromobility (SUMm) and Komuniti Hab initiatives. He obtained his PhD from the University of Southampton, United Kingdom in 2014. Through his thesis he explored 'Combining Multi-Source Satellite Sensor Imagery to Monitor and Forecast Land Use Change in Malaysia'.

Amalia 'Izzati Binti Shariffuddin

Amalia 'Izzati Binti Shariffuddin

Executive

Maisarah Alana Binti Muhammad Firuz

Maisarah Alana Binti Muhammad Firuz

Executive

Vincent Michael Patrick

Vincent Michael Patrick

Senior Executive

Human Resources & Corporate

Lotfi Bin Omar

Lotfi Bin Omar

Executive

Accounts & Finance

Fatimahton Binti Hassan

Fatimahton Binti Hassan

Executive

Government Liaison & OACP Secretariat