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Multimedia Super Corridor, Malaysia: Knowledge-based urban development lessons from an emerging economy

Tan Yigitcanlar (School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia)
Muna Sarimin (Department of Town and Regional Planning, University Technology MARA, Shah Alam, Malaysia)


ISSN: 0305-5728

Article publication date: 9 February 2015




This paper aims to investigate and provide insights on knowledge-based urban development (KBUD) in the context of emerging economies. KBUD has been an effective strategy and an opportunity for emerging economies for catching up with the developed economies.


The paper scrutinizes the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) of Malaysia by focusing on the planning, development and orchestration of the knowledge corridor.


The paper reveals a number of lessons and insights drawn from the development of MSC as the largest manifestation of the KBUD initiative in Malaysia.


The paper provides lessons and recommendations on the planning, development and management of KBUD for emerging economies that are seeking a prosperous development.



The authors cordially thank the experts who participated and supported this research with their in-depth knowledge and insights on the MSC and its prospects. The authors also thank the editor of the journal, Prof W.B. Lee, and anonymous reviewers for their constructive comments, which helped them to improve the manuscript.


Yigitcanlar, T. and Sarimin, M. (2015), "Multimedia Super Corridor, Malaysia: Knowledge-based urban development lessons from an emerging economy", VINE, Vol. 45 No. 1, pp. 126-147.



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