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Investigating urban growth boundary as mechanism to plan for sustainable urban development

Samat, Narimah and Mahamud, Mohd Amirul and Maghsoodi, Javad M and Abu Bakar, Azmeer and Tan, Mun Leong and Mohd Noor, Norzailawati (2021) Investigating urban growth boundary as mechanism to plan for sustainable urban development. Planning Malaysia Journal, 19 (4). pp. 257-268. ISSN 1675-6215 E-ISSN 0128-0945

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Urban encroachment into the peri-urban areas has blurred the borders between urban and rural areas. Thus, the urban growth boundary (UGB) has been used to encourage the sustainable development of cities and improve long-term planning efficiency. Studying the understanding of the UGB concept in ensuring sustainable development in Malaysia would be beneficial. This study aimed to investigate the perception and understanding of the UGB concept and function to achieve sustainable urban development. An online survey was conducted involving 82 experts, which comprised planners from PLANMalaysia and academicians in the field of urban planning. Results indicated that the perception of the UGB score was significantly greater by 1.16 than the normal score of 3, which indicated that the experts agreed that UGB could improve the urban development. The findings also indicated that the existing planning policy and inclusion of UGB had protected agricultural and natural land; however, stricter and tighter borderless development should be conducted.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Urbanization, Sustainable Urban Development, Urban Growth Boundary, Urban Containment Boundary
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GB Physical geography
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Q Science > Q Science (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 Norzailawati Mohd Noor
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2021 21:33
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2021 21:33
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/94940

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