The Pertubuhan Rekabentuk Bandar Malaysia (PEREKABANDAR) or the Malaysian Urban Design Association was registered as an NGO or an interest group society with the mission of being the voice that champion for good urban design practice in the country. Urban design is a field of expertise which bridges the gap between Architecture and Town Planning and is not related to a profession. Formal training in Urban Design at post graduate levels will give an added value to existing professionals in the built environment.


Expertise in Urban Design does enhance the skills of the existing professionals in the built environment to design better urban spaces and city form. As a non professional body, we see our role as similar to the Urban Design Group in the UK or Urban Design Alliance of Australia. PEREKABANDAR's role is to provide a platform for intellectual discourse, training and source of information with regards to urban design in this country in order to improve the quality of design of our cities.

What does it cost?

Benefits of being a member of PEREKABANDAR

  • Discounted rates for all paid activities organized by the society.

  • Urban design email update - newsletter, latest news, research, events, jobs, directory, etc

  • A collective voice for the greater good of our urban environment.

  • A stronger network of experts in the field

  • By joining PEREKABANDAR, our voice will be heard.

  • Opportunities to advance new knowledge in urban design and sharpen your design skills through our training programs.

  • A better understanding of urban design through inter-professional collaboration

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Or you can Volunteer with us and share your enthusiasm for our society's effort to promote good Urban Design.



How to Join


1. Only application submitted on the official PEREKABANDAR (Malaysia Urban Design Association) registration form will be

2. The application should also submit:

  • Resume

  • Certified copies of certificates

  • Other relevant documents in support of the applications.

3. Only completed forms with all necessary documents will be processed.

4. Membership fees must be settled prior to membership approval.

5. The Membership fees payable shall be as follows:

  • Entrance Fee: - MYR 250.00 (Ringgit Malaysia: Two Hundred and Fifty Only)

  • Annual Subscription Fee*: - MYR 250.00 (Ringgit Malaysia: Two Hundred and Fifty Only) * the Annual Subscription Fee for the year 2020 is waived

6. Letter of acceptance will be sent by secretariat via email

7. Completed applications to be forwarded to:

Postal Address:
(Malaysian Urban Design Association)
Level 5, Razak Faculty of Technology and Informatics,
Jalan Sultan Yahya Petra
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
54100 Kuala Lumpur

Email to: