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Nurwati Badarulzaman (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)
E49 / 122,
School of HBP USM 11800 Penang, Malaysia
Tel : 604-653 2822
Email : nurwati@usm.my
Website : http://www.hbp.usm.my/methods


Academic Qualifications  
  • Bachelor of Science in Urban Studies and Environmental Planning, University of Wisconsion, Green Bay, USA

  • Master of Urban and Regional Planning, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia, USA

  • PhD Employment Planning, University of Sheffield, UK

  • Graduate Member of Malaysian Institute of Planners (MIP)

Personal Details
Dr. Nurwati has been a lecturer at the School of HBP since January 1994. She holds a Bachelor Of Urban Studies and Environmental Planning from University of Wisconsin - Green Bay, USA., Master of Urban and Regional Planning from Virginia Tech, USA and Ph. D. in Employment Planning from Sheffield University, UK.
Professional Membership    


Research Grant

  • Measuring The Quality Of Life In Urban Residential Neighbourhoods In Malaysia , USM (RU), Nurwati Badarulzaman (PI) 31/10/2007-29/9/2010

  • Pembinaan Model Penterjemahan Kreativiti Di Kalangan Jurutera Dalam Sektor Perindustrian Di Pulau Pinang , Kementerian Pengajian Tinggi,  Nooriah Binti Yusof (PI) 15/10/2007-15/11/2010

  • Implementation Of The Sustainable Housing Technology In Malaysia , USM (RU), Mahyuddin Bin Ramli (PI) 31/10/2007-30/9/2012

  • Locating Creative Industries In Creative Cities For Local Economic Development: The Case Of Penang State , USM (RU) Khoo Suet Leng (PI) 1/12/2011-31/5/2015

  • Neighbourhood Quality and Residential In Penang Island , USM (RU) , ABdul Ghani Salleh (PI) 1/12/2011-31/5/2014​

  • Creative Cities Strategy: Enhancing George Town's Gastronomic Appeals , USM (JANGKA PENDEK) , Khoo Suet Leng  (PI) 15/12/2011-14/12/2013

  • Kajian Bagi Pelan Tindakan Khas Pembangunan Semula Kawasan Little India Tapak Warisan Dunia, UNESCO, Georgetown , THINK CITY SDN. BHD. (TCSB) A. Ghafar Bin Ahmad (PI) 15/6/2012-15/12/2013



Post Graduate Supervision

  1. MSc(Research), SADIA K HASAN, Assessment of Government Financing Policies for Housing of Low Income in Iraq: A Case Study of Babylon City, 2011 Penyelia BERSAMA

  2. PhD, SUFIAN BIN HAMAT, Leisure Preference for People Place at Shopping Malls in Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, 2012 Penyelia UTAMA

  3. PhD, NORMAH BINTI ABDUL LATIP, Forest Management in Lower Kinabatangan Sabah, Malaysia: A Combined Planning System Towards Sustainability, 2012 Penyelia UTAMA

  4. PhD, GRACE YUSWITA HARAHAP, Community Enhancement Through Participatory Planning: A Case Of Tsunami-Disaster Recovery Of Banda Aceh City, Indonesia, 2013 Penyelia UTAMA

  5. PhD, SEYYED MOSTAFA RASOOLIMANESH, Determinants Of The Implementation Of City Development Strategies (CDS): A Case Study Of Qazvin, Iran, 2013 Penyelia UTAMA

  6. MSc(Research), MOZHGAN HATAMI, The Critical Factors of Housing Demand of Low-Income Households: A Case of the District 20, Tehran, Iran, 2013Penyelia BERSAMA

  7. MSc(Research), RETHINASAMY A/L GOVINDASAMY, Legal Constraints In The Process Of Planning Approval: A Case Study Of Penang State, 2013Penyelia BERSAMA

  1. PhD, CHANG SHU FUN, Creative City-Potential Of Penang-Ways Forward-Developing The Creative Industries In Penang Cities-Retaining And Attracting Creative Talents And Communities, Penyelia BERSAMA

  2. PhD, ENAS AHMED ABDULLA SHAQRAA, An investigation of motivational factors in house purchase by house buyers in Aden City, Republic of Yemen,Penyelia UTAMA

  3. PhD, HAMIZAH BINTI ABDUL FATTAH, Neighbourhood Quality And Residential Mobility In Penang Island, Malaysia, Penyelia UTAMA

  4. PhD, MASNI BINTI SALLEH, Sustainable rural development through strategic spatial planning approach, Penyelia UTAMA




  1. ​Suet Leng Khoo & Nurwati Badarulzaman, Factors Determining George Town as a City of Gastronomy, Tourism Planning & Development, 2014, 11, 4, 371-386 (16 pgs)

  2. Ahmed Raad Al Shams, Nurwati Badarulzaman, Evaluating the City Image: A Focus on Landmarks of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Asian Social Science, 2014, 10, 4, 241-254 (14 pgs)

  3. Khoo Suet Leng and Nurwati Badarulzaman, Branding George Town world heritage site as city of gastronomy: prospects of creative city strategy in Penang, International Journal of Culture, Tourism and Hospitality Research, 2014, 8, , 322-332 (11 pgs)

  4. Mostafa Rasoolimanesh, Mastura Jaafar and Nurwati Badarulzaman, Examining the contributing factors for the successful implementation of city development strategy in Qazvin City, Iran , Cities, 2014, 41, , 10-19 (10 pgs)

  5. Khoo Suet Leng, Nurwati Badarulzaman, Narimah Samat and Sharifah Rohayah Sheikh Dawood, Capitalising on urban cultural resources for creative city development: A conceptual review and the way forward for Malaysia’s George Town , GEOGRAFIA OnlineTM Malaysian Journal of Society and Space, 2014, 10, , 20-29 (10 pgs)

  1. Mojgan Hatami, Abu Hassan Abu Bakar, Nurwati Badarulzaman, Impact of Migration on Housing Prices: A Case of Low-Income Households in Iran, Acta Universititas Danubius, 2013

  2. Khoo, Suet Leng; Samat, Narimah; Badarulzaman. Nurwati & Dawood, Sharifah R.S., Penang Towards Becoming A Creative City: Challenges Faced by the Architectural Industry, International Journal of Environment, Society and Space, 2013, 1, 11

  1.  S. Mostafa Rasoolimanesh, Nurwati Badarulzaman and Mastura Jaafar, City Development Strategies (CDS) and Sustainable Urbanization in Developing World, Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2012, 36, , 9
  1. S. Mostafa Rasoolimanesh, Nurwati Badarulzaman & Mastura Jaafar, City Development Strategies (CDS) Contribution Toward Sustainable Urban Development in Developing Countries,, Planning Malaysia Journal, 2011,



She maintains the Methods of Analysis and Research Web Site (http://www.hbp.usm.my/methods) for teaching various methods courses.