This paper aims to propose an integrated urban planning framework to achieve sustainable urban development (SUD) in the Malaysian context.
In the course of developing this framework, this paper reviews the related literature and Malaysian policies, programs and plans.
The findings highlight the importance of developing an integrated urban planning framework with respect to the processes, content and outcomes to achieve SUD in the Malaysian context. Successful SUD planning should be participatory and based on building consensus. Moreover, the content of the plan should include economic growth, social inclusion and development and environmental protection components.
This study makes a valuable theoretical contribution to the SUD and urban planning literature by proposing an urban planning framework for the promotion of SUD. In addition, this study has a number of practical implications for the Government of Malaysia and local authorities aiming to facilitate SUD.
This study was funded through a research grant from the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia under the Transdisciplinary Research Grant Scheme (TRGS), 2016 (Grant no. 203.PPBGN/67610001).
Rasoolimanesh, S.M., Badarulzaman, N., Abdullah, A. and Behrang, M. (2021), "Integrated sustainable urban planning: a new agenda for future urban planning in Malaysia", Journal of Place Management and Development, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/JPMD-02-2020-0014
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