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Urban governance and rapid urbanization issues in Malaysia

Ho, Chin Siong (2008) Urban governance and rapid urbanization issues in Malaysia. Jurnal Alam Bina, 13 (4). pp. 1-24. ISSN 1511-1369

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Abstract

The foundation of the present modern urban system in Malaysia was laid during British colonialism (1786-1957). During the colonial era, basic infrastructure such as transportation and utilities were built to support commercial, financial, social and administrative functions to further exploit the resources (e.g. tin and rubber) in the country. After Independence in 1957, the rate of urbanization in Malaysia is on the increase, from about 25% in 1960 to 65% in 2005 and is expected to exceed 70% by 2020. The government has taken innovative urban governance to achieve regional balance and prevention of primate cities by policies of decentralisation.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:urbanization, primate cities, regional balance, urban, regional planning
Subjects:N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Divisions:Built Environment
ID Code:8242
Deposited By: Farah Nadzirah Jamrus
Deposited On:03 Apr 2009 03:04
Last Modified:27 Jul 2010 07:25

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