Integrated Land Use Assessment (ILA) for Sustainnable Metropolitan Development

Yaakup, Ahris and Bajuri, Haibenarisal and Abu Bakar, Siti Zalina and Sulaiman, Susilawati (2004) Integrated Land Use Assessment (ILA) for Sustainnable Metropolitan Development. In: The 5th International Seminar On Sustainable Environmental Architecture, December 2004.


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The tremendous pressure of rapid development has created a greater and massive development growth just to fit human needs physically, socially and economically. The human need is surrounded with man-made environments (e.g infrastructure and facilities) of which at some point, ignores the right of natural environment itself that consequently affects the environmental quality. Either directly or indirectly, it also contributes to the degradation quality of urban life. The Klang Valley Region which is experiencing the highest rate of urban growth in the country, has of late shows all the evidences of going through the metropolisation process including urban sprawl and scattered development, land use conflicts, squatters and slum housing development, inadequate network facilities, land shortage, inevitable high land prices and the degradation of environmental quality. This has set the need for a ‘tool’ for continuous evaluation and analysis of the current environment as well as the capacity for future development. In response, the Integrated Land use Assessment (ILA) concept per se is introduced as an integrated land use planning approach that exploits the GIS analysis capabilities, supported by the use of planning support systems is seen as a good mechanism for monitoring urban development especially in environment-sensitive areas (ESAs). Finding that ILA could exploit GIS capabilities accurately in spatial analysis, it would be useful for decision makers to achieve sustainable development through incorporation of the use of Spatial Multi-Criteria Evaluation (SMCE) and base on Development Scenario Assessment. The paper will discuss the issues faced by the Klang Valley Region while undergoing the process of metropolisation and the need for a mechanism to facilitate development planning and monitoring toward sustainable metropolitan development. The paper will next explain the concept and ILA model development and further emphasize on the case study concerning the use of ILA for defining and mapping of ESAs.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Integrated Land Use Assessment, Environmental Sensitive Area, GIS
Divisions: Faculty of Built Environment > Urban and Regional Planning
Depositing User: FAB IR Admin
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2013 05:52
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2013 05:52

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