Visualising Malaysian Cities
Urban analytics – from understanding data to developing insights. Explore our portal to better understand cities.
We use evidence-based approach to identify and articulate key and underlying issues in cities. Some of our major works that demonstrate this are the Kuala Lumpur Creative and Cultural District (KLCCD): Strategic Master Plan and George Town World Heritage Site (GTWHS): Population and Land Use Change.
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Greater Kuala Lumpur
Greater Kuala Lumpur map illustrates the concentration of existing creative industries and cultural services across Kuala Lumpur. This shows the strength and potential of Downtown KL.
Downtown Kuala Lumpur
The Downtown Kuala Lumpur map illustrates the general land use, as surveyed by DBKL and building land use, by Think City. This map is useful for planning bodies to monitor on-going land use activity. It provides an indispensable resource in land use management.
Creative Industries and Cultural Services
This map illustrates the locations of creative and cultural hubs by category (e.g. art centres, advertising firms, galleries and museums) within KLCCD and its surroundings. The public can benefit from the lists of existing heritage assets, cultural attractions and creative enterprises.
Architecture of KLCCD
This map illustrates the richness of the historic urban fabric through the diverse architectural styles in Downtown KL. Among them are traditional shophouses, colonial government buildings and places of worship.
Categories of Heritage Buildings
This map illustrates the categorical collation of heritage buildings officially recognized by Jabatan Warisan Negara and DBKL. This can help inform local and foreign visitors about where the heritage buildings are in the city.
Safe Walk of KLCCD
The Safe Walk of KLCCD map illustrates the walkability and overall comfort of pedestrian walkways throughout the day and night in KLCCD. It may assist local councils and placemaking actors to come up with solutions on how to improve the safety perception of ‘bad’ areas in the city.
Demographics of KLCCD
Demographics of KLCCD map provides an overview of observable demographic trends and urban economies in KLCCD. The employment and population densities in this map represent the concentration of the number of jobs and residents per hectare.
George Town World Heritage Site
A joint collaboration with GTWHI and JPBD, Think City’s land use census captures every business, resident, association, education institute, government agency, street stall/market vendor and vacancy in the World Heritage Site.
Demographics of GTWHS (Employment)
Collated from Think City’s GTWHS 2009 and 2013 census studies, this map illustrates the change in the site’s employment density over the four years following the 2008 World Heritage Site listing.
Demographics of GTWHS (Population)
Collated from Think City’s GTWHS 2009 and 2013 census studies, this map illustrates the change in the site’s population density over the four years following the 2008 World Heritage Site listing.
Downtown Johor Bahru
Downtown Johor Bahru map shows the general land use of the Johor Bahru district, as surveyed by MBJB and building land use, by Think City. This map can help planning bodies to monitor Johor Bahru’s on-going land use activity - providing a necessary resource in land use management.
Demographics of JB
Extracted using similar methodology adopted in the GTWHS census, this map illustrates the employment and population densities of Downtown Johor Bahru in 2016. These statistical visualisations can help government bodies and society to better understand JB’s demographic patterns.