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Analysis of commute characteristics and residential location of IIUM Gombak campus employees of Malaysia

Mohit, Mohammad Abdul and Mustafa, Mootaz Munjid (2008) Analysis of commute characteristics and residential location of IIUM Gombak campus employees of Malaysia. In: 7th Annual Conference Management in Construction Researchers' Associations MICRA 2008, 18 - 19 June 2008, Kuala Lumpur.

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Abstract

Higher learning institutions, particularly universities, are important nodes which can help in decentralizing the monocentric stigma of urban areas by encouraging employment and housing growth in metropolitan areas. The case study Gombak Campus of International Islamic University Malaysia (HUM), located 15 kilometers to the north-west of Kuala Lumpur City, is currently an employment node in the Klang Valley region. -Being a node of employment, it is expected that it will generate residential development in the vicinity 'of its location by supporting the determining two factors of residential location - commuting cost and rent. Although there are certain truths that rent and commute cost are important determinants in residential location, other factors also influence residential location decision making. This paper, therefore, attempts to identify an array of factors and the extent to which these factors influence commute and residential attributes of the employees of IIUM Gombak Campus. Findings of this study reveal that there is a significant relationship between commute behavior and residential characteristics and a number of other factors normally overlooked by the mainstream residential location models.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 3631/1618
Uncontrolled Keywords: Residential location, commute cost, rent, workplace, IIUM, socioeconomic status
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Urban & Regional Planning
Depositing User: Ms Zati Atiqah Mohamad Tanuri
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2011 15:28
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2017 14:58
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/1618

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