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Liveability planning for cities: Within the Islamic framework of Maqasid Al-Shari’ah

Md Dali, Norimah and Abdullah, Alias and Ahmad Sarkawi, Azila (2016) Liveability planning for cities: Within the Islamic framework of Maqasid Al-Shari’ah. Planning Malaysia: Journal of the Malaysian Institute of Planners, Special issue IV-2016. pp. 197-208. ISSN 1675-6215

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Liveability Planning is a new dimension of town planning practice. Town planning in Malaysia has been very physical and policy-biased. The soul component of liveability, quality of life and sustainability has been lacking. That is why environmental problems have now become the order of the day making urban living unhappy. Indeed liveability, quality of life and sustainability is one continuous process; a continuum. Conventional liveable indicators seem to concentrate more on economic and social wellbeing and lack religious elements. This gap is thought to be the missing link disabling human beings to live in harmony with nature. This research engages in the combined methodology which involves Focus Group Discussions, Interviews and Perception surveys in the formulation of the liveable city planning methodology based on Maqasid Al-Shari'ah (objectives of the Islamic Laws). Liveability planning practice that incorporate Maqasid into the conventional liveability indicators will render cities more liveable in the future.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2572/51489
Uncontrolled Keywords: Liveability planning; Liveable indicators; Liveable city; Maqasid Al-Shari’ah
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam
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
Depositing User: Prof. Dato' Dr. Alias Abdullah
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2016 10:16
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2016 18:08
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/51489

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