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Promoting knowledge cities agenda through institutionalization of spatial planning and decision support system in Malaysia

Abdullah, Muhammad Faris and Abdullah, Alias and Ibrahim, Mansor and Boerboom, Luc and Geneletti, Davide (2007) Promoting knowledge cities agenda through institutionalization of spatial planning and decision support system in Malaysia. In: Knowledge cities: future of cities in the knowledge economy. Scholar Press, Puchong, pp. 44-55. ISBN 9789833813179

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Abstract

The introduction of innovative systems like Spatial Planning and Decision Support System (SPDSS) can only be effective and efficient if they are integrated as part of the existing structures and working processes within the organisation. SPDSS is an approach that uses an interactive computer-based system designed to support users like town planners, government officials, councillors and mayors in achieving a higher effectiveness of decision making in planning while solving a semi-structured spatial decision problem. Despite its widespread application in planning and decision making process in many other countries, it is relatively new in Malaysia. Nevertheless, following recent efforts by academicians and government planning officials in terms of researches, experiments and promotions, SPDSS has been gaining grounds in planning and decision making process in Malaysia. This paper will describe efforts that have taken place in Malaysia towards institutionalising SPDSS in planning and decision making process. It will also comment on the progress thus far, drawing comparison between the current and previous level of SPDSS awareness and knowledge among town planners in Malaysia.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 3492/45632
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA9000 Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying > NA9080 Urban planners
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Urban & Regional Planning
Depositing User: Muhammad Faris Abdullah
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2015 08:43
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2016 01:31
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/45632

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