The seven International Visiting Scholars selected to investigate Malaysia’s sustainable city development in 2017-2018 have arrived in Malaysia to begin their research. They will spend 5 months in Malaysia and 4 months in MIT. The MSCP is housed in CoLab at MIT and the Institut Sultan Iskandar (ISI) at UTM. 

Hailing from Bangladesh, China, India, Pakistan, Malaysia, and Vietnam, this year’s Scholars bring a diverse set of professional and cultural perspectives. The group’s interests and prior research span environmental communication, land reclamation, urban resiliency, disaster risk reduction, community development, transportation, decarbonization, environmental policy implementation, and climate risk adaptation, among other issues.