Penang Bay Ideas: A Resilient New Economic Zone

Penang Bay Ideas: A Resilient New Economic Zone
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  • Penang Bay Ideas: A Resilient New Economic Zone
    By QWA

Today we talk to a homegrown citymaker, Qhawarizmi Norhisham of Qhawarizmi Architect (QWA), about his winning blueprint in the Penang Bay International Ideas Competition (PBIIC) and his vision to sustainably transform Penang’s core urban areas into an integrated and resilient new economic zone. Mixing traditional and cutting edge development tools, Qhawa sees the potential to democratise land ownership with blockchain technologies, reduce congestion with drone delivery services while improving transport infrastructure, boosting the Bay’s eco-tourism credentials and restoring its seafront mangroves. 

The PBIIC is an initiative from the George Town Conservation and Development Corporation (GTCDC), in partnership with the Penang State Government, Think City, Seberang Perai City Council (MBSP) and Penang Island City Council (MBPP). 

Hosted by Matt Armitage

Guest: Qhawarizmi Norhisham, Qhawarizmi Architect (QWA)

Produced by Matt Armitage for Think City

Episode Resources
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