Mrs. Zainab Ghazali
City Hall of Kuala Lumpur
Director Master Plan Department
Zainab Mohd. Ghazali is the Director of Master Plan Department, Kuala Lumpur City Hall, Malaysia. Since her appointment as a town planner in 1979, she has been involved in the preparation of development plans and planning guidelines that set strategic directions for the development of the City of Kuala Lumpur. The Kuala Lumpur Structure Plan 2020 and the Draft Kuala Lumpur City Plan 2020 are two major plans that are prepared under her supervision. She also shares her knowledge and experiences with state and federal government officials in formulating national and regional development plans like the 5-Year Malaysia Plans, the National Key Result Areas and the National Key Economic Areas. With a strong belief that community participation is very crucial in the formulation of a sound and practical plan, she works enormously with various citizen groups incorporating their needs and requirements, views and ideas as part of the development and redevelopment programs. She is Chief to the Local Agenda 21 Kuala Lumpur Secretariat (LA 21 KL) playing advisory and monitoring role to the various action committees that forge smart partnerships between Kuala Lumpur City Hall’s officials and NGOs, resident associations, business communities, schools and institutes of higher learning and other government officials, working on social, environmental and local economic projects within residential neighborhoods or special groups. She is also Technical Advisor to CIFAL Kuala Lumpur, a regional training centre for the Asia-Pacific Region for Urban Planning and Management; a centre managed through collaboration between Kuala Lumpur City Hall and United Nations Training and Research (UNITAR), CITYNET, Violea Environment (France) and other local partners.