Managing the Growing Kuala Lumpur Mega Urban Region for Livable City: The Sustainable Development Goals as Guiding Frame

Abdul Samad Hadi, Shaharudin Idrus, Ahmad Fariz Mohamed, Mohd. Raihan Taha, Mohamad Raffi Othman, Syed Mohammad Fitri Syed Ismail, Shaharuddin Mohamad Ismail

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Abstract

In the last three decades, Malaysia has witnessed fast urban growth and spatial spread at a rate never experienced before, in response to overlapping industrial, social, economic and policy drivers. The paper will analyse the urban spatial spread from the productive towns and cities in the country, in particular, taking the Kuala Lumpur mega urban region as focus to demonstrate the spread of urbanization surfaces and the dimension of modernity among the urban people associated with urban life. The approach taken is the framework of the sustainability science, specifying issues and then taking a transdisciplinary stance to those issues. Data were then gathered from published sources supported by our own field observations of urban land use spread in parts of the Kuala Lumpur mega urban region. Despite the increasingly glittering showcasing of the state of the art development in infrastructures, housing and economic diversity there are challenges that the Kuala Lumpur mega urban region has to pay attention to, to make the city livable. Looking beyond the physical achievements to date there remains to develop what has been discussed lately about grooming the soul of the city, to instil the urbanites with globally accepted values related to what we believe should be the essence of a livable city, such that the urbanites will take responsibility to be with the authority to ensure, for example, cleanliness, safety and making the city more vibrant and attractive.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWorld Sustainability Series
PublisherSpringer
Pages357-368
Number of pages12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

Publication series

NameWorld Sustainability Series
ISSN (Print)2199-7373
ISSN (Electronic)2199-7381

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urban region
sustainable development
transdisciplinary
social economics
Malaysia
urbanization
modernity
land use
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housing
sustainability
infrastructure
urban growth
responsibility
economics
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Keywords

  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Malaysia
  • Mega urban region
  • Productive city
  • Spatial spread
  • Urban growth
  • Urban livability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Geography, Planning and Development

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Managing the Growing Kuala Lumpur Mega Urban Region for Livable City : The Sustainable Development Goals as Guiding Frame. / Hadi, Abdul Samad; Idrus, Shaharudin; Mohamed, Ahmad Fariz; Taha, Mohd. Raihan; Othman, Mohamad Raffi; Ismail, Syed Mohammad Fitri Syed; Mohamad Ismail, Shaharuddin.

World Sustainability Series. Springer, 2018. p. 357-368 (World Sustainability Series).

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Hadi AS, Idrus S, Mohamed AF, Taha MR, Othman MR, Ismail SMFS et al. Managing the Growing Kuala Lumpur Mega Urban Region for Livable City: The Sustainable Development Goals as Guiding Frame. In World Sustainability Series. Springer. 2018. p. 357-368. (World Sustainability Series). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-63007-6_21
Hadi, Abdul Samad ; Idrus, Shaharudin ; Mohamed, Ahmad Fariz ; Taha, Mohd. Raihan ; Othman, Mohamad Raffi ; Ismail, Syed Mohammad Fitri Syed ; Mohamad Ismail, Shaharuddin. / Managing the Growing Kuala Lumpur Mega Urban Region for Livable City : The Sustainable Development Goals as Guiding Frame. World Sustainability Series. Springer, 2018. pp. 357-368 (World Sustainability Series).
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