The Town Planners’ Perspective: Development Plan Towards Sustainable Coastal Management in Malaysia

By M. Zainora Asmawi and Maheran Yaman.

Published by The Sustainability Collection

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This study investigates whether the town planning system can and should make a substantial contribution to coastal management by conducting primary research that focuses on the application of the current practices of both disciplines. Perspectives of Malaysian town planners were viewed by carrying out questionnaire survey for data collection. Coastal management requires other tools in delivering its wide spectrum of objectives and strategies to make it more sustainable. In this regards, development plan system in the town planning practice is recognised as one of the tools to assist coastal management. This paper examines the limited consideration given to the contribution of development plan to coastal management. Though it is evident that development plan has some limitation, town planners are still highly regarded development plan as a useful mechanism to ensure that coastal management can achieve its objectives and strategies in the land-side of development.

Keywords: Development Plan, Coastal Management, Malaysia, Town Planners

The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Volume 4, Issue 6, pp.45-54. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 947.927KB).

Dr. M. Zainora Asmawi

Head, Department Urban and Regional Planning, International Islamic University, Kuala Lumpur, W.Persekutuan, Malaysia

Ph.D in Coastal Management and Planning, University of Portsmouth, UK. Master in Environment UPM, Malaysia B.A Hons Urban and Regional Planning UTM, M’sia

Dr. Maheran Yaman

Lecturer/Head of Department, Department of Landscape Architecture, International Islamic University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

An academia in landscape architecture reside in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Teaching in a 25 years old university consists of 100 international nations. Currently, involves in self sustained development for disabled in local village, using herbs as therapy and economic return. Also, is on an on-going research about colonial landscape archeology back home in Malaysia. A research member too with Kyoto University under JSPS undergoing a research about Mangrove. Currently, active in research on school design and security with International researchers such as from France, Australia, Korea, Japan, Singapore and Malaysia. This research is headed by Sugiyama Jogakuen University in Nagoya, Japan.

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