Knowledge Sharing

K2K Badminton Tournament

The Badminton Training at PPR Kg Baru Hicom was a result of the community recognising the need for more youth-centric initiatives. The community initially did the training in the open-air courtyards within the PPR, utilising existing space that gathers children to interact and play. Led by coaches from J8 Autism Athletics, the initiatives evolved over the two years with later sessions held at a more conducive court nearby.

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J8 Autism Athletics

From Public Housing to Public Homes: Towards Better and More Liveable Public Housing

This research explores the state of Malaysia's public housing including its issues, challenges, gaps and lessons learnt. The research paper also shares the recommendations that can be explored. Full document is accessible here

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Think City Sdn Bhd

Think City Housing Case Studies

These case studies illustrate Think City's work in housing over the past decade which included managing grants and loans, and conducting studies and pilot interventions, often in partnership with the a multitude of stakeholders. These case studies show similarities in housing challenges faced by Malaysia’s B40 population, namely standard of living, cost of living, and governance. However, each case study was unique in its composition of challenges, requiring an in-depth understanding of the people, the place, and the priorities in each community.

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Think City Sdn Bhd

Watch the GAPS – Improving design for better public housing liveability and health

We speak to Uta Dietrich, Think City's advisor to uncover the issues and challenges relating to public housing liveability and urban health.

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Think City Sdn Bhd

Unequal opportunity: the learning environment for B40 children in PPRs

This article explores the difficulties and challenges children living in PPRs faced during the pandemic, especially towards gaining an education.

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Think City Sdn Bhd

Economic Empowerment: How the Women of Will programme transformed the lives of women at PPRs

This article explores the work done by Women of Will (WOW) in an effort to empower women at PPRs to be financially independent and avoid the poverty trap.

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Think City Sdn Bhd

Urban Poverty and Communities in High Rise Strata Public Housing: A Preliminary Survey Of Issues

This paper contributes to the series of engagements with the Malaysian Government on improving the efficacy of public service delivery to address urban poverty. It intersects with ongoing debates shaping a new development narrative for Malaysia as it transitions into a high-income economy. Central to this narrative is the concern about equity and the sharing of development benefits across the rich diversity of Malaysian society. While past accounts have emphasized Malaysia’s success in providing access to key development drivers such as infrastructure, health, and education services, the new model pays greater attention to the quality of growth issues as expressed in the Shared Prosperity Vision 2030.

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Shahridan Faiez and Rajni Bajpai
Think City, World Bank

PPR Hicom: Profile of a Malaysian public housing community during Covid-19

This study explores a specific public housing project in Shah Alam – PPR Kampung Baru Hicom (PPR Hicom), where Think City and its partners have had a presence since the beginning of 2020. Findings were compiled over a year, using a mix of methodologies outlined in the sections below. The study period overlaps with the Covid-19 pandemic, during which time the community faced extraordinary challenges linked to disrupted livelihood, mental health and more. Existing challenges within the community were exacerbated and more vulnerabilities exposed during this time.

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Aishwariya Kumar Krishna, Tam Xueh Wei, and Uta C Dietrich

K2K INDAH Analysis Report

K2K INDAH is a child nutrition programme organised at three public housing complexes in Selangor State: PPR Kampung Baru Hicom, PPR Kota Damansara and five blocks at Desa Mentari low-cost housing. The selected housing estates and blocks comprise a total of 5008 households, of which 886 households applied for the K2K INDAH programme. Of these, 857 are eligible for the programme.

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Aishwariya Krishna Kumar and Uta C Dietrich

“Better Public Housing Together”: Rights To The City Public Housing Liveability Conference

To highlight critical issues and delve into possible sustainable solutions for Program Perumahan Rakyat (PPR), Think City, with the support of Citi Foundation, presented Malaysia’s first-ever Public Housing Liveability conference.

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