Spatial Analysis of Studentification Impacts on Kuala Lumpur Local Communities

Jaffar, Abdul Razak and Muhamad Ludin, Ahmad Nazri and Sabri, Soheil (2012) Spatial Analysis of Studentification Impacts on Kuala Lumpur Local Communities. Working Paper. Centre for Innovative Planning and Development.


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The massive expansion of higher education institutes in cities over the last decade has given rise to a new urban phenomenon, often described as studentification. In this research we conducted a fundamental analysis on causes and consequences of studentification and raise questions about some of the underlying influences and effects of current and future forms of urban economic and cultural change. The research is carried out using content analysis method focusing on the relationships between the national economic and knowledge development agenda and regional as well as local plans and strategies. The spatial distribution of international higher education students in Kuala Lumpur city, Malaysia has been selected. A questionnaire survey was conducted on six universities and higher education (HE) colleges within the city. Using Ripley’s K–Function and spatial autocorrelation in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) the spatial pattern of students was analyzed. The outcome of the analysis reveals the instrumental role studentification play in the production of economic and cultural changes within Kuala Lumpur city context.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Geostatistics, studentification, spatial autocorrelation, spatial pattern, Ripley’s K-Function, GIS, higher education students, developing countries, lifestyle, accessibility
Divisions: Faculty of Built Environment > Urban and Regional Planning
Depositing User: FAB IR Admin
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2013 05:44
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2013 05:44

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