07 June 2013

MSIA Executive Committee for the 2011/2013:

Kamalruddin Shamsudin (a.k.a Kldin) is He is currently the President of MSIA. He is also Deputy Director General (Planning), Federal Department of Town and Country Planning (JPBD),Peninsular Malaysia. Kldin has served JPBD for more than 32 years. His interests include: assessing urban planning efforts; planning theories; planning history; application of decision science and spatial analysis; and social impact assessment. He has written extensively on Town Planning History (in particular the contribution of Charles Reade, the first government town planner in British Malaya). He obtained his Advance Diploma in Town and Regional Planning from the Institut Teknologi MARA, Malaysia; M.Phil from University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK; Postgraduate Diploma in Urban Renewal from Institute of Housing Studies (HIS) Netherlands; and Certificate in Spatial Multi-criteria Evaluation Methods from ITC, Enschede, Netherlands. Kldin has authored/co-authored more than 80 articles for book chapters (publishers include UNCRD, Springer Verlag, IIUM, MSIA), journals (JPBD Journal, Planning Malaysia Journal, Habitat Malaysia, Townplan Journal, International Planning Historical Society), and for local and international seminars on planning and GIS development. He has been editor /co-editor for the following books: "Implementing Multi-criteria Decision Making (MCDM) In Malaysian Town Planning (2006, JPBD)"; "Social Impact Assessment In Malaysia (2009, MSIA)"; and "Applications of Planning and Decision Support System (2004, IIUM)".  He is currently  a member of Malaysia Institute of Planners (MIP); ordinary member MCDM Society; and an Adjunct Professor International Islamic University Malaysia (2010-2011).

  Dr. Dahlia Rosly is currently the Vice President of MSIA.  She has been working in areas related to landuse and environmental planning and is currently the Deputy Director General Development, Federal Department of Town and Country Planning, Peninsular Malaysia.  She has wide experience dealing with strategic, regional and local landuse planning in the context of sustainable development. In addition to landuse plan preparation, Dr. Dahlia renders expert input and trains personnel in Sustainability Assessment in Plans and Social Impact Assessment. She is instrumental in introducing Social Impact Assessment and the Focus Group method into plan-making processes in Malaysia. She is also the focal point in the department for Green Neighbourhoods Research and Sustainable Development Indicators. Dr. Dahlia has contributed as counterpart to various government projects in collaboration with international initiatives including the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank, and the United Nations Development Program including that related to social impact assessment. She was also a National Key Result Area (NKRA) lab member for the Malaysian Government Transformational Programme. Dr. Dahlia obtained an Honours Degree in Planning from Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom in 1981, holds a Masters Degree in Transport Planning and Engineering from the Imperial College, University of London, and a PhD. in Environmental and Social Impact Assessment from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom in 1997. She was President of the Malaysian Association for Social Impact Assessment from 2005 -2008.

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