Urban Study Lab

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Information and knowledge about land use and land cover that are up to date and reliably precise are essential to sustainable resource planning and management activities in cities.  A variety of techniques have been used in gathering, managing and analysing land use and land cover information, ranging from traditional techniques such as actual fieldworks and aerial photograph interpretation to the use of advanced technologies such as high resolution satellite images, GPS and GIS packages.

The Urban Studies Laboratory (in short the Urban Lab) was set up in the Faculty of Built Environment with a view to fulfilling the needs of studying land use and resource planning under the Urban and Regional Planning Program in UTM.  This has been achieved through the provision of necessary teaching, learning and research facilities and resources, including up-to-date technical apparatuses and software packages.

As the world marches rapidly into the ‘urban century’ with over half its population living in urbanised regions and areas, and as Malaysia inches towards becoming a developed, urbanised nation, the study and research of the city and region are becoming increasingly complex, challenging and important.  Cognisant of this, the Urban Lab is gearing itself towards meeting the emerging scholarly needs of urban studies and research at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.


To support the achievement of the Faculty and the Department of Urban and Regional Planning’s vision and mission to be recognised as a centre of excellence for professional education in the built environment and urban and regional planning.


To provide state of the art teaching, learning and research facilities in the field of sustainable urban and regional planning and resource management.

  • Capacity : 
  • Operating hour :


8.00am – 1.00pm
2.00pm – 5.00pm


8.00am – 1.00pm
2.00pm – 3.30pm

Friday and Saturday : Closed

Public Holidays : Closed

  • Location: 337-01, Level 3, B11



  • Desktop : 13 units
  • Lcd projector : Epson LCD Projector
  • Printer : HP Printer (A3/A4)(Colour/Black and White)
  • Scanner : Epson Scanner (A3/A4), Contex Scanner (A1/A3/A4)
  • Global Positioning System (GPS) Units : GPS Trimble Juno 3B
  • Comp. Coordinating Area Curvimeter
  • Lighting Table
  • Overhead Projector
  • WiFi


  • ArcGis
  • Erdas Imagine
  • Lumion Pro

Laboratory Coordinator


Abdul Razak Bin Jaffar
Email : b-razak@utm.my
Tel : +607-5530642

Person in charge


Tel : +607-55373456



  1. Conducting practical training (aerial photo and GPS) for undergraduate students in Urban and Regional Planning and Landscape Architecture.
  2. Providing teaching and learning facilities for various Option Courses for Year 4 students of Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning.
  3. Providing teaching, learning and research facilities for postgraduate Urban and Regional Planning students.
  4. Offering loaning services for lab apparatus to staff and students for teaching, learning and research purposes.
  5. Providing image scanning and printing facilities in colour and black and white for various formats (from A4, A3 to A1).
  6. Conducting short professional/refresher courses in Urban and Regional Planning techniques, principles for professional practitioners and advanced Urban and Regional Planning students.