While rapid urbanisation provides unprecedented opportunities for economic and social development, it has also caused tremendous amounts of pressure in
managing environmental resources, well-being and safety of the communities. In this modern era of technology, smart cities are regarded as the next
generation approach to urban management with solutions that address issues caused by rapid urbanisation while improving the quality of life of urban
Integrated with emerging technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence and cloud technologies, smart city infrastructure will drive social transformation, developing sustainable communities and enhancing liveable interaction with the environment.
With the upcoming 12th Malaysia Plan with greater emphasis on transforming cities into smart cities, Gamuda Land is setting the way forward and committed to delivering future cities that enhance the quality of life, economic growth and environmental sustainability through digital intelligence.
We envision smart cities to be integrated with technologies that can improve the safety and quality of life of our communities. Derived from the Group’s core values, this year we refined our Smart City Framework to encapsulate the broader dimension of high-quality life.
The core of our Smart City Framework is guided by the four aspirations of convenience, inclusivity, engagement and placemaking to ensure a holistic development at every level from Home – Town – City. We looked at aspects that can be influenced by smart solutions and measurable outcomes under each of the 7 identified domains illustrated in Figure 11. This is also in line with the Malaysia Smart City Framework which was launched on 23rd September 2019.
This framework guides our approach in designing future developments with predefined priorities and outcomes in mind. In the year under review, principles of this framework are being applied in Gamuda Cove, Gamuda Gardens and twentyfive.7.
Green Buildings and Townships
At Gamuda Land, we are committed towards sustainable living by adopting green features into our master planning and building design. Recognising the benefits of green development towards the environment as well as our residents, we have embarked on incorporating green features into our buildings and township design since 2013 and have obtained the Green Building Index (GBI) certification for all our key developments illustrated above.
Moving forward, we continue to progressively obtain green building certifications for our new projects as part of our design requirement beyond government and global efforts towards low carbon developments.