The State Intervention in Achieving A Quality Urban Standard: A Case Study of Rehabilitation of Squatters's Colony in Kuala Lumpur

Ahmad, Wan Nor Azriyati Wan Abd Aziz, Noor Rosly Hanif, Faizah (2008) The State Intervention in Achieving A Quality Urban Standard: A Case Study of Rehabilitation of Squatters's Colony in Kuala Lumpur. The International Journal of Housing Market sand Analysis, 1 (4). pp. 337-351.

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<font face="AdvCENTO.75" size="2"><font face="AdvCENTO.75" size="2">Abstract</font></font><font face="AdvCENTO.75" size="1"><font face="AdvCENTO.75" size="1"> <p align="left">Purpose <font face="AdvCENTO.55" size="1"><font face="AdvCENTO.55" size="1">&ndash; The purpose of this paper is to present how the state government can successfully intervene in providing better quality of urban living standard in Malaysia.</font></font><font face="AdvCENTO.75" size="1"><font face="AdvCENTO.75" size="1"> </font></font></p> <p align="left">Design/methodology/approach <font face="AdvCENTO.55" size="1"><font face="AdvCENTO.55" size="1">&ndash; The paper approaches the issue of state intervention by using a case study of a former squatters&rsquo; colony area in Bandar Baru Sentul in the capital city of Kuala Lumpur.</font></font><font face="AdvCENTO.75" size="1"><font face="AdvCENTO.75" size="1"> </font></font></p> <p align="left">Findings&nbsp;&nbsp;The paper establishes that for many decades the governance of Kuala Lumpur has played an active role in designing and implementing a wide range of housing policies to eradicate squatters&rsquo; settlement in the city, consequently fulfilling the aspirations of low-income people to become part of the home owning democracy.<font face="AdvCENTO.75" size="1"><font face="AdvCENTO.75" size="1"> </font></font></p> <p align="left">Practical implications <font face="AdvCENTO.55" size="1"><font face="AdvCENTO.55" size="1">&ndash;</font></font><font face="AdvCENTO.55" size="1"><font face="AdvCENTO.55" size="1">&ndash; This paper attempts to encourage public policy makers and local authorities to undertake a more active role in providing better quality of urban living standard through the establishment of strong institutional capacity.</font></font></p> <p align="left">Originality/value <font face="AdvCENTO.55" size="1"><font face="AdvCENTO.55" size="1">&ndash; The paper provides information on how the state government provides a range of mixed policies to rehabilitate squatters&rsquo; colonies in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.</font></font><font face="AdvCENTO.75" size="1"><font face="AdvCENTO.75" size="1"> </font></font></p> <p align="left">Keywords <font face="AdvCENTO.55" size="1"><font face="AdvCENTO.55" size="1">Standard of living, Malaysia, Government policy, Town planning, Housing</font></font><font face="AdvCENTO.75" size="1"><font face="AdvCENTO.75" size="1"> </font></font></p> <p>Paper type:&nbsp;<font face="AdvCENTO.55" size="1"><font face="AdvCENTO.55" size="1">Case study</font></font></p> </font></font>

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: The State Intervention in Achieving A Quality Urban Standard: A Case Study of Rehabilitation of Sq
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Depositing User: MR. ADNAN YAHYA
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2008
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2013
URI: http://repository.um.edu.my/id/eprint/3600

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