Downtown Kuala Lumpur, the vibrant heart of Malaysia's capital city, beckons for a brighter future. Its streets pulse with life, but beneath the energy lies a pressing need for transformation. Think City and Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) have embarked on an exciting mission to revitalize the area through the Creative KL Urban Challenge. This challenge invites visionaries like you to reimagine and reshape Downtown Kuala Lumpur, bringing innovative and sustainable solutions to the table. They are also offering up to RM200k to pilot and implement your plan!
Reimagine the Possibilities
The Creative KL Urban Challenge offers you the freedom to choose from three compelling themes. Dive into the realm of Reimagining Urban Housing, where dormant buildings can be reborn as vibrant hubs, fostering housing diversity and connecting communities. Alternatively, embark on the journey to create A Better Environment For All, finding innovative ways to reduce waste generation and pollution, ensuring a sustainable future for everyone. Lastly, take up the challenge of Enhancing Urban Accessibility, transforming Kuala Lumpur's streets, alleys, and laneways into green, resilient spaces that welcome all and withstand the impacts of climate change. The choice is yours, and the possibilities are boundless.
Timeline of the Challenge
The Creative KL Urban Challenge unfolds over several exciting stages, providing you with ample opportunities to refine and showcase your ideas:
- Evaluation (14th - 27th July 2023): Your proposal will undergo a rigorous evaluation process, where your innovative solutions will be carefully examined and considered.
- Refinement (1st - 16th August 2023): If your idea stands out, you will be among the fifteen shortlisted semi-finalists invited to refine your pitch and breathe life into your concept.
- Pitching Challenge (17th August 2023): Step into the spotlight as one of the top fifteen semi-finalists, where you will have the chance to present your vision before a distinguished panel. From there, the top eight finalists will emerge, carrying the torch of innovation.
- Exhibition & Public Voting (18th August - 13th September 2023): Witness your brainchild take center stage as the project ideas of the top eight finalists are showcased in a public exhibition and online platform. Let the public voice their support by casting their votes for their favorite concepts.
- Award Ceremony (21st September 2023): The moment of truth arrives as winners are announced at the grand Award Ceremony, marking the beginning of an exciting journey to implement your idea.
What Are You Waiting For?
Calling all individuals, students, collectives, community-based organizations, and non-governmental organizations! The doors are open for your ideas. Submit your applications between 19th June and 13th July 2023. Mark your calendars with the respective closing dates for each theme: Reimagining Urban Housing (7th July), A Better Environment For All (10th July), and Enhancing Urban Accessibility (13th July). Seize this moment to contribute to the transformation of Downtown Kuala Lumpur.
Ask-Me-Anything (AMA) Session
Curiosity piqued? Seek answers to your burning questions, gain insights, and receive guidance. Join the upcoming Ask-Me-Anything (AMA) session on 28th June (online) or 4th July (townhall). RSVP your attendance at https://bit.ly/CKLUCama. Can't make it? No worries! Send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org, and they will be eager to assist you on your journey.
Your Time to Shape the Future
Downtown Kuala Lumpur awaits its transformational rebirth, and it starts with you. Embrace the Creative KL Urban Challenge as your platform to shape the city's destiny. Think City and Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) eagerly anticipate your visionary solutions, offering funding up to RM200,000 to pilot your project. Together, we will build a sustainable and thriving Downtown Kuala Lumpur that future generations will cherish. The time is now. Unleash your creativity, ignite change, and embark on this extraordinary journey to transform Downtown Kuala Lumpur for a sustainable future.
Apply today at https://challenge.thinkcity.com.my/en/application-form/.