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Sustainability in air transportation from Islamic perspective

Sahrir, Syazwani and Ibrahim, Mansor and Bachok, Syahriah and Mohamed Osman, Mariana and Abdullah, Alias (2012) Sustainability in air transportation from Islamic perspective. In: First International Conference on Islamic Built Environment, 28 -29 March 2012, Bandung.

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Abstract

Air travel is the fastest growing mode of transportation, becoming ever more popular and frequent. The growing pervasiveness of air travel can be seen by airport infrastructure upgrading and the increasing numbers of airports today. The majority of aircraft need an airport with the infrastructure to receive maintenance, restocking, refueling and for the loading and unloading of crew, cargo and passengers. Recent social movements have alerted public opinion and political administrations to the safety of the areas surrounding airports and the negative externalities produced by airport developments. Due to the increasing importance of enlargements in airport capacity this has become a hot topic for policy makers and academics. At the same time, growing concerns and interests in Islamic perspectives on matters such as transportation has been witnessed in the current trend. The applications of Islamic principles are the conventional approaches towards sustainability. Transportation is to serve people purposes to undertake the worldly activities in search for a better, longer and prominent lifetime in the Hereafter. As such, the use of transportation modes such as air transportation should take the cognizance of the Islamic perspectives on nature of humanity, people needs, habits, behavior and the synergistic effects of the movement on the environment.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 5208/24219
Uncontrolled Keywords: air transport, sustainability, Islamic perspective, aviation
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications > HE9761 Air transportation. Airlines
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Urban & Regional Planning
Depositing User: Dr Mariana Mohamed Osman
Date Deposited: 29 Dec 2012 13:53
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2016 11:01
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/24219

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