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An investigation of factors influencing communities decision to reside in gated development in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor

Mohamed Osman, Mariana and Rabe, Noor Suzilawati and Bachok, Syahriah (2011) An investigation of factors influencing communities decision to reside in gated development in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor. In: 11th International Congress of Asian Planning Schools Association (APSA 2011) , 19-21 September 2011, University of Tokyo Hongo Campus, Tokyo, Japan. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This research investigates the underlying factors influencing the development of gated and guarded communities in Malaysia. The main objectives of the research is to ascertain whether the increasing demand over the neighbourhood concept was merely due to the needs to exert better control and security over their living environment or due to other factors such as privacy and affluent lifestyle. Therefore, questionnaire survey and interviews were conducted among the stakeholders, namely the residents, local planning authorities and developers to examine this issue from different perspectives. The research further discussed on the implications of gated and guarded neighbourhood, which investigated whether or not, gated communities reflected social and economic segregation among the residents and its surroundings.The research concluded that gated development can create social separation between communities. In addition, accessibility was limitation to the public, thus was not appropriate and in tandem with inclusive residential planning and layout design that promoted mixed use development, diversity and street connectivity.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 3833/8989
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD72 Economic growth, development, planning
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Urban & Regional Planning
Depositing User: Dr Mariana Mohamed Osman
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2011 21:57
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 09:23
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/8989

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