Centre for Innovative Planning
and Development (CiPD)

Centre for Innovative Planning and Development (CiPD)

is a Centre of Excellent (CoE) based at the Faculty of Built Environment and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). Its role is to spearhead research and development (R&D) in urban and regional planning and development with a clear focus on nurturing innovation within an interdisciplinary platform.  The Centre shall also play a leading role in fostering effective partnerships between academia, policy makers, NGOs and local communities in the search for new paradigms and approaches to create a sustainable built environment.  The value of the Centre is in alignment with the aspiration of the faculty and the university to be a leading research university and to achieve a world-class university stature.



To be a leading international research centre for innovative planning and development in the built environment



  • To provide high quality, multi-disciplinary, multi-facet approach to doing research in built environment
  • To develop innovative knowledge, advanced technological and policy solutions for sustainable planning and development
  • To promote a local, national and international networking among the academics and practitioners
  • Develop innovative and sustainable knowledge and technology in built environment
  • Collaborate with local, national and international research institutes and government agencies to promote sustainable planning and development
  • Disseminate experience and knowledge of innovative planning and development
Research Ecosystem
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia UTM Nexus - Research & Innovation

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Higher Institution Centre of Excellence (HI-COE)

Advance Membrane Technology Research Centre - AMTEC Institute of Noise & Vibration - INV Wireless Communication Centre - WCC

Research Institute

Centre of Excellence (COE)

Institute of High Voltage & High Current - IVAT UTM-MPRC Institue for Oil & Gas - IFOG Centre for Artificial Intelligence & Robotics - CAIRO Centre for Engineering Education - CEE Centre for Advanced Composite Materials - CACM Innovation Centre in Agritechnology for Advanced Bioprocessing - ICA Institute of Bioproduct Development - IBD

Service Entity

Research Management Centre - RMC Penerbit UTM Press Centre for Community & Industry Network - CCIN Innovation & Commercialisation Centre - ICC University Laboratory Management Centre - PPMU Institut Sultan Iskandar - UTM-ISI

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