What is it?
The Draft Kuala Lumpur Structure Plan (PSKL) encompasses the vision, goals, policies, and proposals to drive the development of Kuala Lumpur for the next 20 years. PSKL sets up a framework for spatial planning and development. This framework will be then be translated in detail in the next stages of development and local planning.
The PSKL serves as a planning document for Kuala Lumpur. It encourages strategic development in an indicative manner. This plan will help with the management of in particular, physical growth, and in general, sectoral growth through set goals and policy measures in line with the Kuala Lumpur city vision.
Kuala Lumpur’s vision is to be a city for all. This vision is based on the aspirations of the people to have Kuala Lumpur be a city that will continue to develop dynamically and based on a principle of equitable, sustainable, and stimulating growth. It sets the direction for Kuala Lumpur’s development which aims to use urban planning to address the challenges it faces.
The draft PSKL2040 comprises of six (6) goals:
- Kuala Lumpur on Innovative and Productive City
- Kuala Lumpur on Inclusive and Equitable City
- Kuala Lumpur a Healthy and Vibrant City
- Kuala Lumpur as a Smart and Low Carbon City
- Kuala Lumpur an Efficient and Environmentally Friendly Mobility City
- Kuala Lumpur a City of Integrated and Sustainable Development
These goals focus on economic sustainability, the rise of an inclusive community, a green and beautiful city, a low carbon approach, an efficient mobility system, and the integrated management of land.
National and global sustainable development commitments also help to ensure a more holistic Kuala Lumpur planning in line with global commitments such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the New Urban Agenda (NUA).
PSKL aims to achieve a vision that translates these goals into a strategic direction and actions for Kuala Lumpur. This will translate into initiatives, future land use zones, principles of development control in local plans, as well as detailed guidelines.