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Dr. Goh Ban Lee

Dr Goh is a Fellow of Socio-Economic and Environmental Research Institute, Penang. He is also a columnist for TheSun newspapers in Malaysia, focusing on issues related to urban governance, housing and urban planning. He has a Bachelor of Social Sciences and Master of Social Sciences from the Universiti Sains Malaysia and a Ph. D. in Urban Planning from University of California, Los Angeles. He was an Associate Professor in the School of Social Sciences in Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) and a Vice Principal of Tunku Abdul Rahman College.

Dr Goh served as a member in several government bodies, including the first National Economic Consultative Council and a Municipal Councillor in the Penang Island Municipal Council. He was also involved in projects conducted by international and regional organisations, including United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD), Urban Management Programme (UMP) of the United Nations Asia Pacific Region, and Asian Productivity Organization (APO).

Dr Goh’s interests include urban governance, especially on the question of non-compliance, housing and urban planning. Among his publications are Urban Planning in Malaysia (1991), Non-compliance – A Neglected Agenda in Urban Governance (2002) and Counselling Local Councils (2007).

Georgetown Lecture Series Organising Committee

Admission is by invitation. Please call or email to confirm your
or representative’s attendance by 24 February 2009.

Ms. Hani Kasim, Georgetown College, 37 A, Beach Street, George Town, Penang
Tel: 604 262 3818 / 604 264 3818 or Email: gls@georgetowncollege.edu.my

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