Charting a new direction


Pilot Studies for a New Penang

Edited by Ooi Kee Beng and Goh Ban Lee Published by Socio-Economic and Environmental Research Institute (SERI) and Institute for Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS).

ONE SELDOM READS a book of this type cover-to-cover in one sitting, as I did. However, for anyone interested in the future of Penang, this collection of studies makes very compelling reading. Most of the papers were presented at the Penang Outlook Forum in June 2009, titled “Restructuring and Reshaping Penang”, and they cover the history of local planning, local governance reform, housing, industrial development, health care, education, employment, job creation and social justice.

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