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Data collection and analysis for the development of environmental resilience index in Selangor

Syed Zainal Yussof, Sharifah Husna and Asmawi, M. Zainora and Ibrahim, Illyani and Wan Mohd Rani, Wan Nurul Mardhiah (2021) Data collection and analysis for the development of environmental resilience index in Selangor. Built Environment Journal, 18 (2). pp. 80-87. ISSN 1675-5022 E-ISSN 2637-0395

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Over the years, population surge resulted in urban sprawl in meeting the needs and demands of the future generation. However, excessive human activities in the environment cause environmental degradation, which affects cities resilience. In addition, the impact of global climate change has significantly affected the local environmental context in many towns. As a result, we experience constant incidences of natural disaster, such as monsoon floods, flash floods and landslides. The absence of a framework to address the resilience level in Selangor may lead to a problematic situation in planning and managing the development concerning the physical contexts, for instance, the location and topographic aspects. Therefore, this paper introduces the research to develop an Environmental Resilience Index (ERI) to measure the level of environmental resilience in Malaysia by selecting Selangor as a case study because of the difference in economic activities that could result in different level of resilience. This paper also explains the general framework and indicator selected for this study by reviewing environmental systems and reviews of past research and established indicators. Though this study uses secondary data as the basis of data collection, data from authorised department and agencies are gathered to verify the reliability and validity of data essential in the analysis stage. Lastly, this paper elaborates on the methodology of data collection and data analysis with an example by measuring the ERI level for the component of environmental resources for the district of Kuala Selangor. Considering the latest secondary data, the results demonstrate that Selangor has an ERI of moderate level for the component of environmental resources.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3126/93331
Uncontrolled Keywords: resilience, environment, index, Kuala Selangor, methodological
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
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 MZainora Asmawi
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2021 11:47
Last Modified: 22 May 2023 12:34
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/93331

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