FCRI Symposium at Sunway University 5th-8th July 2022

The first in-person event for the Future Cities Research Institute was held at Sunway University in July 2022. This symposium coincided with the Lancaster University (LU) – Sunway University (SU) 15 Year Partnership Anniversary Celebration, and strengthened the synergies and networks built remotely during the pandemic. The Lancaster University delegation, composed of Institute Co-Director Professor Emmanuel Tsekleves; theme leads…

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Malaysia Symposium: FCRI Show and Tell

As part of the FCRI and fifteen year anniversary celebrations between Lancaster University and Sunway University, a delegation of Lancaster University academics travelled to Sunway University in Malaysia for a series of research-related activities and events. On the 7th of July, the two Co-Directors and the leads of the four themes of the FCRI, presented a “Show and Tell”…

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The Human Particles of Planetary Health

By Professor Sabine Chaouche, Associate Dean (Research and Postgraduate Studies), School of Arts,  Co-Director (Sunway) – Future Cities Research Institute*. Cities have always been living spaces, created and developed by and for humans, that is, by and for bodies and souls. The Greek philosopher Aristotle once said about the relationship between the body and the soul: “just as general…

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Senior citizens’ flood experiences and their ideal world scenarios video

The Resilient Cities team, as part of their UNDERSTNAD project (“Towards Understanding and Incorporating Senior Citizens’ Needs in Disaster Response Operations“) have created a video of Senior citizens’ flood experiences and their ideal world scenarios. Located just outside the ‘Pacific Rim of Fire’, Malaysia frequently suffers from floods. In 2021, a “1-in-100 year” rainfall led to severe floods across…

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Natural disasters in Malaysia: Resilient Cities photography contest

The FCRI’s Resilient Cities theme recently hosted a photography contest on natural disasters in Malaysia. Here are the winning photographs. First Prize Photos were taken during the 2015 Kelantan flood relief. It was the worst flood in so long and it hit Manek Urai badly. People are helpless as they don’t know how and where to start to rebuild…

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