Our Story

With a focus on historic city centres, we were first established in 2009 by Khazanah Nasional Berhad - the investment arm of the Malaysian government. Through the George Town Grants Programme, we were able to demonstrate the benefits of a community-focused, collaborative approach to the regeneration of cities.

Our success in Penang grew existing relationships with local and national institutions while opening up further opportunities to widen our partnerships locally and internationally. Today, working closely with local authorities, communities, institutions, private entities, and global experts, we continue to trial, plan, and implement programmes to rejuvenate cities.

Who We Are

Who We Work With

We are supported by a strong network of local and international partners that are equally committed to the creation of better cities for all.

Our Approach

Recognising that there is no cookie-cutter formula to urban regeneration, we experiment with different solutions, guided by a strong body of research.

Small initiatives are carried out continuously and consistently, which in time we believe will catalyse long-term change, in what we call 'The Power of Small'.

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Think City's unique city making approach.

1. Discovery

Explore and research issues to understand the context of the problem from multiple perspectives.

2. Ideation

Explore potential ideas and solutions with various stakeholders to address the problem.

3. Prototype/Pilot

Develop a working prototype or conduct a pilot to test and demonstrate the solution's effectiveness.

4. Implementation

Implement the solution in its entirety.

5. Replication

Where applicable, replicate and roll-out the solution across Think City's network.

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