Sustainable Housing Development: The Way Forward For Hillside Areas

Mustaffa, Nur Emma (2012) Sustainable Housing Development: The Way Forward For Hillside Areas. In: Proceedings Of 3rd International Conference On Business And Economic Research, 12-13 March 2012, Golden Flower Hotel, Jl. Asia Afrika, No. 15-17 Bandung, Indonesia. (Submitted)


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Development of housing on hillside in Malaysia has increased tremendously for the last 15 years due to depletion of flat land and other influencing factors like beautiful scenery, fresh air, exclusiveness, etc. Over the years, rapid hillside developments have caused many natural disasters especially landslides which caused substantial loss of human life and damages to property and infrastructure. In Malaysia, even though there are numerous legal instruments to regulate the laws, acts and procedures related to hillside development, but tragedies still happen. Therefore, a sustainable housing development for high risk areas is necessary especially on the Class III hillside areas. This paper reviews the theoretical framework for sustainability housing development and the parameters involved are the evolution of sustainable development definition, the elements that promote sustainable development, the characteristics of sustainable housing, the indicator to measure the sustainable housing, and Malaysia’s approaches on sustainable housing. To create a successful sustainable housing development, it will depend on the knowledge and involvement of all players in the housing industry especially the developers who are the key players for housing development. Likewise, effective measurement of sustainability should also be taken into consideration which encompasses the complete triple bottom line of economic, social and environmental performance because there is interdependency between them

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sustainability, sustainable housing, developers, hillside development
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Built Environment > Urban and Regional Planning
Depositing User: FAB IR Admin
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2013 06:03
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2013 06:03

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