A sustainable city index for Malaysia

Shay Wei Choon, Chamhuri Siwar, Joy Jacqueline Pereira, Abdul Aziz Jemain, Halimaton Saadiah Hashim, Abdul Samad Hadi

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Abstract

The assessment of a sustainable city is always related to the selection of sustainable development indicators. There are few initiatives for integrating indicators from various sectors to become an integrated index in Malaysia, whereas issues of sustainable development are interrelated. In search of an adequate set of indicators to develop an index, some existing indicators and indices have been reviewed. The purpose of this article is to develop a set of criteria, indicators and indices for sustainability assessment in major cities of Malaysia. The study is focused on the state indicators, and an indicator framework has been developed. Thirty indicators have been identified based on rationality and availability. The results show the score of indices range from 0.45 to 0.72. Sensitivity analysis has been conducted, showing that, overall, the major cities in Malaysia have a moderate performance towards development of a sustainable city. Their major weaknesses are in management and environmental services.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)28-35
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2011

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A sustainable city index for Malaysia. / Choon, Shay Wei; Siwar, Chamhuri; Pereira, Joy Jacqueline; Jemain, Abdul Aziz; Hashim, Halimaton Saadiah; Hadi, Abdul Samad.

In: International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology, Vol. 18, No. 1, 02.2011, p. 28-35.

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Choon, Shay Wei ; Siwar, Chamhuri ; Pereira, Joy Jacqueline ; Jemain, Abdul Aziz ; Hashim, Halimaton Saadiah ; Hadi, Abdul Samad. / A sustainable city index for Malaysia. In: International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology. 2011 ; Vol. 18, No. 1. pp. 28-35.
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