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Title: Designing sustainable city centre regeneration in Malaysia : the case of Kuala Lumpur
Author: Zainal Abidin, Nuruljannah
ISNI:       0000 0004 6347 0317
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2017
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The link between economic development and urbanisation has placed urban sustainability on national and city agendas. Designing sustainable city centre regeneration projects remains a crucial challenge, particularly in understanding the ways physical planning and social issues interact. Urban regeneration has been criticised for creating issues related to gentrification, displacement, social segregation, lack of coherent spatial planning, rising living costs, poor quality of life, etc. An optimum balance of state/market/civil society forces throughout the decision-making process is crucial to delivering sustainable cities, with policy, politics, governance and resources influencing the dynamics and types of (re)development. This thesis investigates the strategies and processes of urban regeneration in the Malaysian context by exploring the connections between social sustainability and physical planning/urban design. Malaysian urban development is examined in the context of an aspiring world city, Kuala Lumpur, where models of regeneration operate at the intersection of developed and developing country models. Three case studies were selected within Kuala Lumpur to explore how these governance processes and design interventions have impacted on local communities and the urban environment.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Malaysian Government ; UKEC Sultan Ibrahim Ismail of Johor
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: DS Asia ; GB Physical geography ; GE Environmental Sciences ; HT Communities. Classes. Races ; HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare ; JQ Political institutions Asia