Environment / Urban Biodiversity

/ Visionary / Transitional



Create preserves and pockets of green areas from existing spaces that have been overlooked. Create a sanctuary for wildlife to encourage riverway awareness and appreciation.

River Network
Identify river network and trace the original river network, tributaries and sources. Place markers as demarcation to river line. Create awareness at high sensitive areas.

Identify and catalogue overlooked green areas that are currently untouched and on the fringes of developed zones (private and public areas). Initiate tree preservation projects by tagging trees, paying special attention to fruiting, resting and nesting trees. Add these green areas to the makeup of KL’s Green Area and preserve the sanctity of these matured green areas and trees.

Tangible Objectives
– Appreciation and understanding of the Klang River Network
– Preserving matured trees and green areas
– Introduce trails leading to river networks and green node

Policy, Program & Campaign
Riverway Heritage Trail
Pocket park green area/ wildlife sanctuary
Wildlife watch



Riverway Heritage Trail
Topalidou, Anna. My River. August 30, 2013.

Environmental – Urban Biodiversity
Sreetheran, Maruthaveeran and Mohammad Adnan.
Green Network Development of Kuala Lumpur City: From the perspective of Kuala Lumpur Structure Plan. Accessed August 2016.

Losarcos, Lourdes and Romero, Laura.
Green Infrastructure In-Depth Case Analysis. Theme 5: Urban Green Infrastructure. 2012.

Hairy-nosed Otter, Lutra sumatrana, sighted along Sungai Gombak, Titiwangsa LRT, 2013

Greenways or green networks are land containing linear elements that are planned, designed and managed for multiple purposes including ecological, recreational, cultural, aesthetic or other purposes compatible with the concept of sustainable land use (Ahern 1995). According to Platt (1999) green network is an essential element for a sustainable, people- oriented city of the 21st century.

Resources that green networks might connect include: schools, playgrounds, forests, parks, historic sites, rivers, neighbourhoods, and businesses. Green networks vary depending on the landscape and community preferences. This may include features such as hiking, bicycling and trails, sidewalks, streams and rivers, abandoned railroad rights-of-way, utility rights- of-way, scenic roads, and scenic easements.


ISD25 H button

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