City Plan 2020 Essay

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Keywords: Do not want to result in a predicament, Kuala Lumpur City Plan 2020 (KLCP 2020) is an urban project in Malaysia which associates closely with Urban Design Guidelines and other important guidelines including the Building Guidelines, Street Guidelines, Landscape Guideline and Heritage Guidelines, to not only eradicate the existing urban issues, but also aim to transform Kuala Lumpur into a world class city by the year of 2020, with high standards of urban design (Refer to Appendix). The KLCP 2020 is a comprehensive and promising urban project, however, the attainability and efficacy can be further enhanced with the incorporation of street art. The effectiveness of street art in the city plan will be analyzed and explained in parts,…show more content…
The outlined urban design strategies have focused on improving the connectivity in the city centre by enhancing human movement via strengthening the transportation and navigation system. Several precincts in Kuala Lumpur has been undergoing some upgrades, to implement an integrated transportation system called MY Rapid Transit (MRT) in which it will connect the LRT, KTM, monorail and bus system, in hope of emulating the transportation system of Hong Kong and Singapore (MRT), as a primary mode of transportation. This will indefinitely ease the movement/connectivity in the city, however, the other essential mode of transportation like walking and cycling cannot be neglected. The Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has implemented a car-free day twice a month as an effort to encourage the community to admire the cityscape as they walk and cycle. However, this has not been widely participated even after a year of implementation. This is mostly due to the fact that the government has failed to consider the environmental condition where the urban environment is only surrounded by buildings and minimal greeneries, and this has inadvertently contributed to the less than pleasant walking or cycling experience. Hence, the KLCP 2020 has aimed to improve the walking experience with
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