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Examining governance for waterfront development in Malaysia

Md. Yassin, Azlina and Razali, Mohd Najib and Mohd Adnan, Yasmin (2013) Examining governance for waterfront development in Malaysia. In: 10th Asian Academy of Management of Malaysia 2013 (AAMC), 23-25 August 2013, Penang, Malaysia .

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Abstract

Since gaining independence in 1957, Malaysia is continued rapid growth of land development, urbanization and industrialization, the country is expected to face serious challenges especially in relation to water resources, such as water pollution, water shortages, land slides and flooding. Institutions at both Federal and State level are grappling with the problems of finding out how severe the problem is and how to deal with it. Nevertheless, water related problems all over the country remain unchanged and in some cases is worsening. Using interview data collected from various groups of respondent, this paper aims to investigate how governance takes place in waterfront development practice in Malaysia. The results showed that the low participation and collaboration among the stakeholders involved in waterfront development process as well as other factors shows inefficiency for waterfront governance and finally results unsustainable waterfront development. Therefore, to achieve a sustainable waterfront development, sustainable governance is recommended and better enforcement of the law is needed.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: governance; sustainable waterfront; waterfront; waterfront governance
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD201-500 Water supply for domestic and industrial purposes
Divisions: Faculty of Technology Management and Business > Department of Real Estate Management
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2013 01:20
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2015 08:03
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/4277
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