[Fieldtrip] Cities A to Z: Forest City

20 September 2019 (Fri)

In September 2019, The Cities A to Z class visited Forest City Malaysia to observe a trans-nationally developed enclave and experience urbanism (forest City) and its negative environmental effects. The students first visited Kelab Alami – an NGO located in Kampung Ladang in Tanjung Kupang, Johor. There, the students engaged with the citizen scientists from Kelab Alami to learn about their research on local seagrass, island and mangrove habitats and specimens. The students were treated to a boat ride along the shoreline to observe the social and environmental impacts of the Forest City Development. Next, the students visited the Forest City showroom and conducted a speed ethnography on the displays and other leisure props.