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The contributions of public participation in environmental impact assessment (EIA) towards promoting sustainable development in Malaysia

Ramli, Rosnadhirah and Mohamed, Mohd Zin and Zahari, Rustam Khairi (2012) The contributions of public participation in environmental impact assessment (EIA) towards promoting sustainable development in Malaysia. In: 2012 EAROPH World Congress, 17th - 19th October 2012, Daegu, Republic of Korea. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Public participation in the planning process is very important due to the fact that the public has the right to live in a healthy environment and the obligation to protect the environment. Generally, Malaysia started the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) in 1988 as a mandatory legislative requirement to protect and enhance the quality of the environment. EIA was introduced to measure the benefit or cost from physical development to the public. To promote the active participation from the public in achieving better decisions on environmental effects, all parties shall cooperate in taking appropriate actions. While promoting the public participation in the EIA as one of the means in contributing to the sustainable development, this research also aimed at discussing the strategies that can be adopted in order to enhance the participation and involvement of the public. High participation from the public leads to a comprehensive and better decision making. Therefore, the strategies recommended in this research are hoped to improve the public participation generally in the planning process and specifically in the EIA towards realizing the green city through the implementation of sustainable development project.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 5487/36557
Uncontrolled Keywords: public participation, environmental impact assessment, sustainable development, green city
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races > HT101 Urban groups. The city. Urban sociology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Urban & Regional Planning
Depositing User: Rustam Khairi Zahari
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2014 12:02
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2014 12:02
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/36557

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