We make cities people-friendly and resilient by being a catalyst for change in the way cities are planned, curated, developed, and celebrated.

Total Projects on Record
Total Projects on Record
Total Economic Value
RM 900 mil
Total Economic Value
Co-Investment Ratio
Co-Investment Ratio
Awards Won
Awards Won
Grants Received
Grants Received
Grants Disbursed
Grants Disbursed
Institutional Partners
Institutional Partners
Funding Partners
Funding Partners

Think City Institute


Cities around the world are undergoing an unprecedented period of physical, social and economic transformation. Past solutions are quickly proving inadequate and outdated, and new approaches are required for cities to level up. With global events spurring urgent need for advanced urban policy and solutions, we have consolidated our expertise into a learning institution based in Penang, Malaysia to deepen the capacity of citymakers in the region.

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Some of Our Partners

International Organisations

Aga Khan Trust for Culture


Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA)

The British Council


Embassy of France in Kuala Lumpur

Fundaçion Metropoli

The Getty Conservation Institute

International Network of Traditional Building, Architecture and Urbanism (INTBAU)

The Japan Foundation


The Prince’s Foundation

Project for Public Spaces (PPS)



World Bank Malaysia

Community & Civil Society Organisations

Badan Warisan Malaysia

Centre for Archaeological Research, Universiti Sains Malaysia

Johor Area Rehabilitation Organisation (JARO)

Klang Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCCI)

NextDor Property Communications

Penang Institute

Penang Heritage Trust

Persatuan Warisan Makam Dato’ Koyah

Perunding Pinang

Taylor’s University


Department of Heritage, Malaysia (JWN)

Federal Agriculture Marketing Authority (FAMA)

George Town Conservation & Development

Corporation (GTCDC)

George Town World Heritage Inc.

Iskandar Investment Berhad (IIB)

Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA)

Johor Bahru City Council (MBJB)

Johor State Government

Khazanah Nasional Berhad

Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL)

Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA)

North Kuching City Hall (DBKU)

South Kuching City Council (MBKS)

Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Malaysia

Ministry of Finance, Malaysia

Penang Island City Council (MBPP)

Penang State Government

Plan Malaysia

Seberang Perai City Council (MBSP)

Supporting Partners

Chief Minister of Penang Incorporated (CMI)

Citi Foundation


Ministry of Finance, Malaysia

PNB Merdeka Ventures

Yayasan Hasanah

Yayasan Sime Darby

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