Urbanice Malaysia, set under the Ministry of Housing and Local Government is a “Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Cities and Community Wellbeing" established since Jun 2016 to create better cities in Malaysia. With a tagline “advocating the sharing of knowledge and development of integrated urban solutions towards a sustainable urban nation”. It promotes sustainable and climate responsive urban development through knowledge sharing, partnership programs and multi-stakeholders engagement. As the local secretariat for World Urban Forum 9 2018 (WUF9), Urbanice Malaysia has collaborated closely with UN-Habitat to ensure of the event’s success. Urbanice Malaysia is doing this with great urgency as the success and positive outcomes will assist in overcoming the current and potential challenges that Malaysia and numerous other cities and countries face due to the onslaught of rapid urbanisation, as well as act as a platform for discovering the relevant solutions to such problems.