Associate Professor Dr Camelia May Li Kusumo

Camelia is a sustainability enthusiast and an urban designer, an architect and an academic by profession, with extensive experience in concept development ranging from small-scale residential project, public- and commercial building design to large mixed-use urban development projects, which are located across the world: the Netherlands, Denmark, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Maldives, China, India, Malaysia and Indonesia.

She holds a PhD in Architecture, Urbanism and Building Science from Delft University of Technology (the Netherlands}. She has an extensive experience in large scale property development in Indonesia and Malaysia. Her research interest is particularly in sustainable urban design and architecture, mixed-use urban development, social housing, transit-oriented development and urban heritage rejuvenation. Currently, she is a the leader for the research group Affordable and Livable Asian Cities and a member of the Centre for Research and Innovation in Tourism at Taylor's University. She is also editorial board member of Journal of Advances in Civil Engineering and Sustainable Architecture and a guest editor for International Journal of Architecture Research (Emerald Publishing).

Through the years, her extended experiences in research and design give her not only a hands-on experience in the realisation of buildings and master plans, but also the capability to operate beyond the traditional boundaries of architecture and urban design. Camelia has experiences in leadership, supervision and project management. Additionally, she is an advocate on community engagement. Particularly she has been involved in community mobilisation and research-based projects on issues related to sustainable urban development.

Academic Qualification

  • Degree of Doctor, DELFT UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, Netherlands
  • Master of Science in Architecture, DELFT UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, Netherlands
  • Bachelor of Science in Architecture, PETRA CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY, Indonesia

Professional Qualification

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Areas of Expertise

  • Applied Sciences And Technologies, Educational Technology, E-Learning
  • Applied Sciences And Technologies, Urban Environmental Planning, Tourism Planning And Development
  • Humanities, Art And Culture, Design Studies
  • Social Sciences, Habitat And Human Settlement, Urban Planning And Management
  • Social Sciences, Geography, Urban Morphology

Research Interest

  • Sustainable urban design Mixed-use urban development Retail development Housing development Tourism property development Transit-oriented development Design management


  • Teaching Nature and Architecture: Student-Led Account of Biomimicry Innovations in the Tropics (SCOPUS-Indexed), Biomimetics - Article in Journals
  • The role of fantasy in architectural heritage conservation a systematic review (SCOPUS-Indexed), Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development - Article in Journals
  • Spatial intelligence: integration of land use to connectivity in the context of eastern urbanism (SCOPUS-Indexed), Archnet-IJAR - Article in Journals
  • Guest editorial: Sustainable solutions for tropical Asian cities: the nexus between architecture, technology and heritage (SCOPUS-Indexed), Archnet-IJAR - Article in Journals
  • Controversy or Co-Operation: Branding Green Housing Lessons from Singapore?, Construction+ Q1 2023 issue: Housing Construction: Demand and Supply - Articles in Magazines
  • Tourism Impacts on Destinations: Insights from a Systematic Review of Literature (SCOPUS-Indexed), Asia Pacific Journal of Innovation in Hospitality and Tourism - Article in Journals
  • A systematic Review of Indicators for Sustainability of Urban Heritage Sites (SCOPUS-Indexed), International Journal of Architectural Research - Article in Journals
  • The Nest: Post Evaluation Study On Intentional Learning Space In Public Housing Malaysia, International Journal of Architectural Research - Article in Journals
  • Five-Footways: the Generator of Public Realm in Malaysian Historical Urban Centre, International Journal of Architectural Research - Article in Journals
  • VR/AR Technology Adoption in Architecture Education: Student's Acceptance at Taylor's University - Book Chapter
  • How to Flood-Proof Our Cities, BFM 89.9 Radio Station - Mass Media(Newspaper,Radio,Tv,Popular Magazine)
  • Give them some space, The Star - Mass Media(Newspaper,Radio,Tv,Popular Magazine)
  • Modern Architectural Tourism in Singapore (SCOPUS-Indexed), International Journal of Tourism Cities - Article in Journals
  • The evaluation of city landmarks through the study of place attachment in Surabaya, Indonesia (SCOPUS-Indexed), IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science - Article in Journals
  • Designing for authenticity: the rise of Bathic church architecture and its impact on Balinese identity and tourism (SCOPUS-Indexed), Journal of Heritage Tourism - Article in Journals
  • Kaki-Lima: Why We Should Keep Five-Footways in the Historic Core of Klang (SCOPUS-Indexed) - Article in Proceeding
  • Behaviour Setting Theory and the Rejuvenation of the Royal Town of Klang. Malaysia (SCOPUS-Indexed) - Article in Proceeding
  • Building Learning Spaces for Kids from B40 Family, The Star Newspaper - Mass Media(Newspaper,Radio,Tv,Popular Magazine)
  • Taylor's Students Build Learning Spaces for Underprivileged Children, Free Malaysia Today - Mass Media(Newspaper,Radio,Tv,Popular Magazine)
  • Rethinking the Public Realm: Behavioural Settings in Malaysian Cities (SCOPUS-Indexed) - Article in Proceeding
  • Students join KCR programme., Nanyang Siang Pau - Mass Media(Newspaper,Radio,Tv,Popular Magazine)
  • Students from Construction and Building course propose plans to Rejuvenate Klang, Oriental Daily - Mass Media(Newspaper,Radio,Tv,Popular Magazine)
  • KCR Programme sign memorandum with Taylor's University and Think City., China Press - Mass Media(Newspaper,Radio,Tv,Popular Magazine)
  • KCR, Think City and Taylor's University sign memorandum to revive Klang, Guan Ming - Mass Media(Newspaper,Radio,Tv,Popular Magazine)
  • Cradle to Cradle in Urban Planning: putting eco effectiveness in urban planning practice, Jurnal Dimensi Teknik Arsitektur - Article in Journals
  • Railway Stations, Centres and Markets - Book
  • Stationsgebied niet automatisch 'winkeltrekker, Real Estate - Articles in Magazines
  • Duurzaam stedelijk weefsel van stationsgebieden, Real Estate - Articles in Magazines
  • Station Delft is een verhaal apart, ontdekte ook Camelia Mulders-Kusumo, Delft op zondag - Mass Media(Newspaper,Radio,Tv,Popular Magazine)
  • TU Delft - Stationsgebied niet automatisch 'winkeltrekker', Engineering 360 - Mass Media(Newspaper,Radio,Tv,Popular Magazine)
  • TU Delft - Stationsgebied trekt nietvanzelf winkels aan, Verkeerskunde - Mass Media(Newspaper,Radio,Tv,Popular Magazine)
  • Stationsgebied, Delta - Mass Media(Newspaper,Radio,Tv,Popular Magazine)
  • Spatial configuration study of the area around railway stations in Surabaya, Indonesia (ISI-Indexed) - Article in Proceeding
  • Het atelier kijkt terug: procesbeschrijving ontwerpatelier As Leiden Katwijk. - Technical Report
  • Spatial Configuration of the Area Around Delft Central Station - Book Chapter
  • Is a railway station a central urban place? Spatial configuration study of retail distribution pattern around railway station (ISI-Indexed) - Article in Proceeding
  • Creating a central urban place at Delft central station, Built Environment - Articles in Magazines
  • Reweaving Delft, Spatial Analysis of urban Design Plan 'Spoorzone Delft' - Technical Report
  • Living, Working and shopping in Delft Central Station - Article in Proceeding
  • Railway stations, the new centrality - Article in Proceeding
  • Spatial configuration of the area around Delft Central Station - Article in Proceeding
  • Building on geometries of intelligibility: planning the Leiden region as a layered movement fabric - Article in Proceeding
  • Leiden and its fine grained fabric - Article in Proceeding
  • Total net Re loaded - Book Chapter


  • Kaki Lima Downtown Kuala Lumpur Board Game,  Co-researcher2023 to 2024, National
  • Producing digital audio guides for tourism at Lembah Bujang,  Co-researcher2022, National
  • Kaki-Lima: The Generator of Public Realm in Downtown Kuala Lumpur,  Project Leader2022 to 2023, Private
  • Climate responsive analysis: correlation between building design parameters and indoor environmental quality for low-cost high-rise housing at Lembah Subang 2 ,  Co-researcher2020 to 2021, Taylor's University
  • Developing assessment indicators for sustainable urban heritage sites in Malaysia,  Project Leader2020 to 2023, National
  • The Learning Space Research Project at PPR Lembah Subang 2,  Project Leader2019 to 2020, Private
  • Malaysia 100 Year Cities (M100YC) Programme,  Project Leader2018 to 2019, Private
  • Rejuvenating forgotten waterfront settlements in Malaysia, with specific reference to the Royal Town of Klang,  Project Leader2017 to 2021, Taylor's University

Awards and Stewardship

  • Sustainable Development Goals International Innovation Award, Exhibition/Invention, Universiti Teknologi Mara (UITM), Gold Winner , 2021
  • Editorial Board member for the Future of Architectural Education + Practice in Malaysia, Services, Taylor's University, Editorial Board member for Malaysian Institute of Architects , 2019

Paper Presented

  • Urban Ecology - Urban Nature, Architecture PCU Lecture Series (Public Lecture), INVITED SPEAKER , 19/11/2020 to 19/11/2020
  • Behaviour Setting in Public Realm: from Physical to Virtual Behaviour Setting, 6th International Platform for Asian Architecture & Urbanism 2018 - Embedding Fluidity (WORKSHOP), INVITED SPEAKER , 11/10/2018 to 15/10/2018
  • Walkable Klang - Revitalizing Public Realm in Historic Core of Klang, Discovery Cafe 4.0 (SEMINAR), INVITED SPEAKER , 31/07/2019 to 31/07/2019
  • Architecture Students Acceptance In Adopting The Virtual And Augmented Reality Technology At Taylor s University, 1st International Architecture Education Exhibition & Conference (CONFERENCE), ORAL PRESENTER , 26/10/2021 to 27/10/2021
  • The Nest: Post Evaluation Study On Intentional Learning Space In Public Housing Malaysia, Think Space Conference (CONFERENCE), ORAL PRESENTER , 23/11/2021 to 24/12/2021
  • Five-footways: the Generator of Public realm in Malaysian Historical Urban Centre, Think Space Conference - Sustainable Tropical Architecture in Asian Urban Heritage (CONFERENCE), ORAL PRESENTER , 23/11/2021 to 24/11/2021
  • Exploring the Architecture Students Acceptance in Adopting the Virtual and Augmented Technology in Taylor's University, Taylor's Teaching & Learning Conference 2020 (CONFERENCE), ORAL PRESENTER , 14/10/2020 to 16/10/2020
  • Behaviour Setting Theory and the Rejuvenation of the Royal Town of Klang. Malaysia, 7th Annual International Conference on Architecture and Civil Engineering (ACE2019), (CONFERENCE), ORAL PRESENTER , 27/05/2019
  • Kaki-Lima: Why We Should Keep Five-Footways in the Historic Core of Klang, 7th Annual International Conference on Architecture and Civil Engineering (ACE2019), Global Science & Technology Forum. (CONFERENCE), ORAL PRESENTER , 27/05/2019
  • Centrality through history: a discussion on space syntax and urban morphology of South Klang City Centre., st International Conference on Sustainable Urbanisation (Eureca 2018) (CONFERENCE), ORAL PRESENTER , 27/06/2018