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Assessment of gated community and guarded neighbourhood from public perspective

Abdullah, Muhammad Faris and Mohd Daniar, Nurul Ain and Mohamed Osman, Mariana and Bachok, Syahriah (2017) Assessment of gated community and guarded neighbourhood from public perspective. Advanced Science Letters, 23 (7). pp. 6057-6059. ISSN 1936-6612 E-ISSN 1936-7317

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In recent years, Gated and Guarded community schemes (GACOS) have been gaining increased popularity among house buyers. This phenomenon can be attributed to the demand for heightened safety and security among house buyers. Scholars agreed that GACOS have managed to improve safety and security of residents but criticised the impacts of GACOS on community relationship in urban areas. GACOS are said to create segregation between the haves and the have-nots and are symbol of wealth and status. This study investigates the perception of non-GACOS residents towards GACOS to see their acceptance of the schemes. It is found that non-residents are favourable to the GACOS concept, mainly due to safety and security reason. They also do not associate GACOS to exclusivity and status.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3492/59122
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gated Community, Guarded Neighbourhood, Safety
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races > HT101 Urban groups. The city. Urban sociology
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: 06 Nov 2017 16:29
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2018 13:46
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/59122

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