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Waterfront development in Malaysia

Md. Yassin, Azlina (2014) Waterfront development in Malaysia. Penerbit UTHM. ISBN 978-967-0468-67-9

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Abstract

While many waterfront development projects are being carried out around Malaysia, these kinds of development remain an issue for Malaysia, as detrimental effects outweigh beneficial effects, and some projects have been abandoned altogether. Although the Malaysian government has pursued many regulations and guidelines to tackle these issues, such as the Environmental Quality Act 1974, the Environment Impact Assessment, and the guidelines for riverfront development, it seems that they are not sufficient to achieve the stated objectives or are not successful in resolving the issues. For example, there was a significant reduction in the number of clean river basins in 2008 as compared with 2007; there were 53% (76 out of 146) clean river basins in 2008, compared with 62% (91 out of 146) in 2007 (Malaysian Department of Environment, 2010). The purpose of the book was to examine waterfront development in Malaysia, identifying the main constraints currently existing and to identify significant attributes for successful waterfront development from international. This book will be alaysia into seven chapters. Chapter 1 presented an overview of waterfront development theory, included a definition of waterfronts and waterfront development, significant of waterfront zone and an evolution of waterfront development throughout the world. Chapter 2 focused on successful experiences from other developed countries and guidelines and principles for successful waterfront development. Views on the principles for sustainable governance for waterfront development as well as the attributes involved in sustainable waterfront development also aided the evolvement of suggestions in the development of guidelines for waterfront development in Malaysia. The next two chapters reviewed the waterfront development practices from international; Wellington’s Waterfront, New Zealand, and Singapore’s Riverfront, Singapore, as well as waterfront development practiced in alaysia. This chapters focused on the past and current practiced of waterfront development in particular case study areas which including the associated principles adopted for sustainable waterfront development. Following this chapter, the next two chapters focused with a discussion on the topic being studied and then concludes with a conclusion and recommendation for enhancing waterfront development in Malaysia.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Divisions: Faculty of Technology Management and Business > Department of Real Estate Management
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2014 06:52
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2014 06:52
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/5945
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