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CYBERVIEW, UN-HABITAT AND FIABCI RELEASE CYBERJAYA CITY MONITORING AND ANALYSIS REPORT

Nairobi, Kenya, October 2019 – UN-Habitat, in collaboration with Cyberview – Global Tech Hub Enabler, Setia Haruman Sdn. Bhd. and FIABCI – The International Real Estate Federation launched Cyberjaya Citizen Perception Report. The study initiated in 2018 aims to identify innovative approaches to city monitoring, as well as analyse and support the formulation of informed policies through evidence-based information for action plans in key strategic areas towards achieving urban prosperity.

The City Perception Index (CPI) is measured through public and expert opinion in each dimensions of city prosperity. The methodology intends to identify and analyse citizen’s opinions, expectations and awareness in critical areas of sustainable urban development and prosperity. The selected group of experts were from diverse profiles of different groups of citizens classification and stakeholders.

Sustainable development and prosperity are both tangible and intangible concepts, which vary by time, context and location. The report makes use of real-time analysis of Cyberjaya’s expert’s which are related to the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the New Urban Agenda. The adaptation of UN-Habitat City Prosperity Index to a perception data framework, provides a rich qualitative diagnosis of Cyberjaya, going beyond statistics, to reflect subjective prosperity.

Results indicate that experts agree on the significance of economic growth, infrastructure development and green spaces as the highest evaluated aspects of Cyberjaya, clearly putting the smart city on the right path towards.

Najib Ibrahim, Managing Director of Cyberview said, “The City Prosperity Initiative – Perception Index (CPI-PI) will now serve as an important indicator for us as we continue to map out Cyberjaya’s future growth potential in the spaces of smart city and liveability. We do not want to lose sight of what is important to our community by merely focusing on technology and innovation per se.” He adds that insights gained from this report, indicate that infrastructure laid, most notably in providing superior connectivity is a key contributor to economic growth. “We are also pleased to see that green spaces as a factor, was rated favourably. This is encouraging for Cyberjaya as we continue to preserve and enhance the city landscape for greenery. The city’s liveability aspects are always considered topmost and are in parallel with all efforts to continue moving the needle in technology and innovation. Putting together all these pieces successfully for the benefits of the community here, is a differentiation for Cyberjaya that we are creating.”

This publication is the result of a collaboration between UN-Habitat and FIABCI aimed to support local and national governments in achieving global standards for sustainable urban development. The CPI- Perception Index offers an opportunity to governments and urban managers to receive systematic feedback on the level of prosperity of their city, valuing the participation of all stakeholders in the decision-making process.

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About Citizen Perception Report by UN-Habitat, in collaboration with FIABCI

Cyberjaya Citizen Perception Report published by UN-Habitat, in collaboration with FIABCI – The International Real Estate Federation applies for the first time, the City Prosperity Initiative – Perception Index (CPI-PI), as an innovative way to appraise Cyberjaya’s path to sustainable development. The report makes use of real-time analysis of Cyberjaya’s expert’s which are related to the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the New Urban Agenda. The adaptation of UN-Habitat City Prosperity Index to a perception data framework, provides a rich qualitative diagnosis of Cyberjaya, going beyond statistics, to reflect subjective prosperity, identifying the city development challenges. http://www.perceptionindex.org/

Cyberjaya Citizen Perception Report is part of UN-Habitat’s City Prosperity Initiative that promotes innovative approaches to city monitoring and policy-making. The City Prosperity Initiative provides support to cities through evidence-based information for the definition of Action Plans and Policy formulation. This publication is the result of the collaboration between UN-Habitat and FIABCI aimed to support local and national governments achieving the global standards for sustainable urban development. The CPI-Perception Index offers an opportunity to governments and urban managers to receive systematic feedback on the level of prosperity of their city, valuing the participation of all stakeholders in the decision-making process.

About Cyberview Sdn Bhd

Cyberview has been at the forefront of Malaysia’s development as a technological hub since its inception in 1996. Starting out as the landowner of Cyberjaya, it has grown from strength to strength, until maturing into its current role as an enabler of global tech hubs. For more information, please visit http://www.cyberview.com.my/

About UN-HABITAT

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) is the United Nation’s Agency responsible to promote urban sustainable development. It is the focal point of the UN System to local governments, with strong expertise in urban policies, governance structures, urban and territorial planning. In collaboration with governments is responsible for promoting and consolidating collaboration with all partners, including local authorities and private and non-governmental organization in the implementation of the New Urban Agenda and the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals. www.UNHabitat.org

About FIABCI

FIABCI, the international Real Estate Federation, is an umbrella organization representing the private Real Estate sector worldwide, committed to support National and Local Authorities in reaching and monitoring progress towards the SDGs. With members in 65 countries, including 100 Professional Associations, 65 Academic Institutions and 3000 individual members from all professions of the real estate sector, FIABCI is the most representative organization of the real estate industry in the world. FIABCI provides access and opportunity for real estate professionals interested in gaining knowledge, sharing information and conducting international business with each other. www.fiabci.org

 

Media Contact:
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