Environment / Pollution Control

/ Visionary / Transitional


Initiate environmental efforts to reduce Kuala Lumpur’s carbon footprint. There is a need to test and confirm the air quality and noise pollution index in order to determine what improvements are needed. Set up a Carbon Emission Control on all public transportation and HGV (Heavy Goods Vehicle). In turn, set an emission performance standard for all vehicles that enter the city and implement congestion charges. To limit the pollution exposure to pedestrians, high footfall areas and *Pedestrianised sections, bus terminals need to be relocated and *Buffer zones set up around the city centre. Update or design a Green Building Code unique to Malaysia’s climate and situation.

*Air Pollution of Fine Particulate Matter (which includes black carbon and nitrogen oxide) emitted by vehicles is a serious health matter: long-term exposure increases the risk of heart and lung disease.

Tangible Objectives
Better Air Quality Index and Noiseless environment “Live Counter”
Buffer zones
Centralised Bus Terminals

Policy, Program & Campaign
Air Quality Index
Carbon Offset
Walking KL
Walking Counter


Environmental – Pollution Control
Kaye, Leon.
“VERDMX’s Soaring Vertical Gardens Clean Mexico City’s Air.” Inhabitat
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Complete list of strategies
Back Alley
Cultural Integrity
Repurpose Space
Building Bridges
Time / Area Specific
Pedestrian Corridor
Cycling Corridor & Network
Institutional Nodes
Buffer Area / Node
Waste Management
Pollution Control
Urban Biodiversity
Low-Hanging Opportunities
Opportunity Spaces