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Housing and transport in Malaysia: a fundamental combination in determining affordability

Raja Ariffin, Raja Noriza and Zahari, Rustam Khairi and Makmor, Tumin (2015) Housing and transport in Malaysia: a fundamental combination in determining affordability. Advances in Environmental Biology, 9 (23). pp. 186-190. ISSN 1995-0756 E-ISSN 1998-1066

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Malaysia is undergoing significant changes through rapid economic development. Growing urban population led to challenges confronting the housing and transportation sectors, affecting affordability. Objectives: This literature review on housing and transport was conducted to explore Malaysia’s housing and transport affordability issues. This study also provides an overview of housing policies in relation to housing and transport affordability. Results: Increased urban population; housing/transportation connectivity; affordable-accessible housing; and housing price/income mismatch were identified as key challenges of Malaysia’s housing and transport affordability. Integrating housing location and public transport networks not only improves regional accessibility, but also reduces traffic congestion and rejuvenates neighborhoods. Conclusion: A new or improved sustainable public transport system can ultimately boost the growth of the local and regional economy.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 732/48116
Uncontrolled Keywords: Housing, Transport, Affordability, Malaysia, Policy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD101 Land use
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races > HT51 Human settlements. Communities
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: Rustam Khairi Zahari
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2016 11:52
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2016 16:03
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/48116

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