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Responsiveness To The Market Mechanisms : A Way To Strenghten The Malaysian Housing Planning Process

Rameli, Alias and Johar, Foziah and Ho, Chin Siong (2007) Responsiveness To The Market Mechanisms : A Way To Strenghten The Malaysian Housing Planning Process. In: International Conference on Sustainable Development and Planning Issues in Developing Countries, 2nd - 7th April 2007, Senate Hall, UTM.

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The land use planning system particularly through development plan and development control mechanisms were recognised as a tool in forecasting housing requirement, formulate housing policies, determine land area and identify suitable locations for future housing development. The planning system also plays an important role in facilitating and controlling the housing production process. In relation to the management of housing supply in Malaysia, besides faulty market system, there is an argument which states that ineffectiveness of the current planning practice to respond to the market mechanisms also contributes to the existence of housing supply issues. It was identified that the current housing planning process is only focuses on meeting broad housing needs, neglects the element of effective demand in housing forecasting and other housing planning activities. While, inefficient development control process by the planning authorities in `filtering’ and assessing the housing applications may also contribute to the housing supply issues. This paper will discuss on the importance of incorporating the market demand mechanisms in Malaysian housing planning process. Prior to that, this paper will clarify on the housing supply issues in Malaysia, especially on overhang, unsold and oversupply of housing, discuss the theoretical perspective on the relationship between the planning system and housing supply and also explains about the background of Malaysian housing planning system and its effectiveness in managing housing supply.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Housing Planning Process; Housing Development; Housing Supply;
Subjects:N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Divisions:Built Environment
ID Code:3083
Deposited By: Harlina Abdullah @ Abd Halim
Deposited On:17 May 2007 09:02
Last Modified:01 Jun 2010 03:07

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