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Integrated sustainable urban planning: a new agenda for future urban planning in Malaysia

S. Mostafa Rasoolimanesh (Centre for Research and Innovation in Tourism (CRiT), Faculty of Social Sciences and Leisure Management, Taylor's University, Subang Jaya, Malaysia)
Nurwati Badarulzaman (School of Housing, Building and Planning, Universiti Sains Malaysia,Penang, Malaysia)
Aldrin Abdullah (School of Housing, Building and Planning, Universiti Sains Malaysia,Penang, Malaysia)
Mohsen Behrang (School of Housing, Building and Planning, Universiti Sains Malaysia,Penang, Malaysia)

Journal of Place Management and Development

ISSN: 1753-8335

Article publication date: 12 July 2021

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Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to propose an integrated urban planning framework to achieve sustainable urban development (SUD) in the Malaysian context.

Design/methodology/approach

In the course of developing this framework, this paper reviews the related literature and Malaysian policies, programs and plans.

Findings

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.

Originality/value

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.

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Acknowledgements

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).

Citation

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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