From humble beginnings as a grants agency, we have evolved into an established city-making organisation that aims to change the way cities are planned, developed and celebrated.
Who We Are
From architects to historians to investment analysts, the team's diverse expertise is reflected in the range of initiatives under our portfolio.
Who We Work With
Our multi-tiered approach to collaboration enables us to connect governments, local communities, and the private sector. Additionally, access to an international network of experts helps us deliver quality initiatives.
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
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'.
Think City's unique city making approach.
Explore and research issues to understand the context of the problem from multiple perspectives.
Explore potential ideas and solutions with various stakeholders to address the problem.
Develop a working prototype or conduct a pilot to test and demonstrate the solution's effectiveness.
Implement the solution in its entirety.
Where applicable, replicate and roll-out the solution across Think City's network.
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