Quality housing in affordable price for Malaysian low income

B. Bakhtyar, Azami Zaharim, Kamaruzzaman Sopian, O. Saadatian, S. Moghimi

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Abstract

Low-income people do not have the alternatives to choose for a quality house, and they also do not have many options to rent or buy an affordable house in the centre of town due to financial constraints. These people spend a long time commuting from the suburb to the work place located in the core of the city. They face many problems, such as air and noise pollution, and traffic congestion every day. All of these issues happen because of the lack of attention to sustainable development elements and smart growth. Hence, this research introduces a financial model that enables the low-income people to live near their work stations. It discusses the implementation of Smart Growth principles, which can help urban managements to improve the urban quality for the residents. By making new extra value with the introduction of new aspects for density and estimating the saving of Smart Growth can provide the opportunity to shift from low-income housing to affordable quality housing. The main case study for this research is the Gasing Indah project, which includes a mixed development on the border between Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya in Malaysia. This case study makes a feasibility study on different regulations on both sides of the above border for a unique project. It means that, this project is a unique one with two different governmental restrictions and prices. A practical guideline is presented to all urban planners, municipalities and governmental policy makers, which can improve the life quality and housing efficiency of low-income people who are working in city centres.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)78-91
Number of pages14
JournalWSEAS Transactions on Environment and Development
Volume9
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Keywords

  • Affordable quality housing
  • Low-cost housing
  • Low-income housing
  • Smart growth
  • Sustainable development

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

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Quality housing in affordable price for Malaysian low income. / Bakhtyar, B.; Zaharim, Azami; Sopian, Kamaruzzaman; Saadatian, O.; Moghimi, S.

In: WSEAS Transactions on Environment and Development, Vol. 9, No. 2, 2013, p. 78-91.

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