October 2021

November 29, 2021

TropSc Webinar Series | Joyful Chaos in the Tropics

On 3 September 2021, as part of the pre-conference webinar series “The Future Belongs to The Tropics” leading up to the International Conference of Tropical Sciences (TropSc 2021), the Mahathir Science Award Foundation (MSAF) together with the Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM) successfully hosted a public discourse on the “joyful chaos” of cities in the Tropics. The speaker of the discourse, Gaétan Siew, past President of the International Union of Architects and UN-Habitat Special Envoy, shared his views on the unique characters of tropical cities. Professor Dato’ Seri Dr Mazlan Othman (Chair of TropSc 2021), started the webinar with her welcoming remarks, sharing her view that the “chaos” arisen from transition in tropical cities can eventually to lead to creativity and growth.
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