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未来的城市 研究 Institute

Tackling the challenges of global urbanisation

未来的城市 研究 Institute Overview

This new joint research institute between 十大靠谱买球平台 University and 双威大学大学 will be based in Kuala Lumpur, 马来西亚. It builds on existing strengths in Sunway and 十大靠谱买球平台. The 未来的城市 研究 Institute (FCRI) complements the work of the Jeffrey Sachs Center on Sustainable Development at 双威大学大学, and capitalises on Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr Jeffrey Cheah’s pioneering leadership in developing sustainable urban environments.

The Institute will maximise the impact of the wide variety of relevant, world-leading research undertaken at 十大靠谱买球平台 University, and build on existing research collaborations between the two institutions.

The FCRI will create an innovative, interactive platform for collaborative research, 培训, education and engagement across the future cities' agenda. Its interdisciplinary approach to research will support international collaboration to tackle global chalenges and the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Rt Hon Alan Milburn and Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr Jeffrey Cheah at the opening of the FCRI
The Rt Hon Alan Milburn and Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr Jeffrey Cheah at the opening of the FCRI.
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FCRI Vision and Purpose

Our Vision is to become the go-to urban research centre that shapes the global agenda and trains the next generation of truly international & interdisciplinary researchers across the Global South and Global North.

Our Purpose is to make a major contribution to the global conversation on sustainable cities, in their broadest terms, helping to tackle major global challenges associated with rapid urbanisation which will bring together the Global South and Global North.

International challenges demand huge answers. 对我们来说, it starts with bringing together expertise from across disciplines and organisations, reaching across the world to collaborate, co-design and connect. It gives us the power to rise to the challenge of achieving the UN’s sustainable development goals in the UK, 马来西亚, the Southeast Asian Region and beyond. Together, we can unlock more fulfilling lives. The world we want to be part of, we can build together.

Dr 伊曼纽尔Tsekleves, FCRI Co-Director at 十大靠谱买球平台 University, September 2021

主题

We believe that we all have the right to live in cities that cater for the environment, promote health and wellbeing, protect us from natural and human-made disasters and make use of the latest digital technologies to serve humanity. 因此, will be working towards the development of cities that are: Sustainable, 宜居, Resilient and Digital.

数字城市: Under this theme we shall be exploring new ways of exploiting technology in the cities of tomorrow, but at the same time seeking to understand their possible social impact.

可持续发展的城市: 研究 under this theme focuses on how to improve life for those living in cities today and how to reduce the impact they have on the areas around them.

宜居城市: this theme will explore how to prevent disease and enhance urban health as well as ageing well, at the same time seeking to understand what it means to live well in the city.

有弹性的城市: will be focusing on how to make cities as well as communities and citizens more resilient, agile and adaptable to climate change and other global challenges, such as future pandemics.

工程
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我们的价值观: 

Take the unconventional perspective: We believe that if we do today what we did yesterday we will end up with the same results. 这就是为什么对我们来说, making sustainable change requires stepping out of one’s comfort zone, exploring new ways of working. Co-developing solutions with all our stakeholders is the only way to implement solutions that are feasible, acceptable and sustainable.

Push the boundaries: Our current complex issues can no longer be solved with pre-set responses. 他们需要, 比以往任何时候, creative and future-oriented solutions that anticipate (not only problems but envisioned opportunities) rather than react to problems, 超越, co-developing better futures which are inclusive, 尊重多样性, 和公平.

Learn from everyone: Innovation happens at the boundary of disciplines and global challenges require us working together with all stakeholders and fields. We believe this is the best way to solve ‘wicked-problems’ and to learn from past mistakes.

Take a global perspective and do what is right:Global challenges require local answers. Protecting the planet and ensuring that all people enjoy peace and prosperity is everyone’s business, no matter where we were born or live, 我们的种族, 性别, 种族, religious beliefs or socio-economic status. 这就是为什么, for us taking a global perspective starts from looking into contexts locally, and doing what is socially responsible 和公平, is the perfect vehicle for addressing some of the biggest issues facing billions of people across the world.

Mutual 交换 and collaborations - International challenges demand huge answers. 对我们来说, it starts with bringing together expertise from across disciplines and organisations, reaching across the world to collaborate, 交换, co-design and connect.