Review on Manifestations of Rural Hollowing
Norhafiza Abdullah1, Ainur Zaireen Zainudin2, Nurul Hawani Idris3
1Norhafiza Abdullah, Department of Real Estate, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru Johor Malaysia.
2Ainur Zaireen Zainudin, Department of Real Estate, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru Johor Malaysia.
3Nurul Hawani Idris, Department of Geoinformation, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru Johor Malaysia.
Manuscript received on 01 September 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 10 September 2019 | Manuscript Published on 23 September 2019 | PP: 480-485 | Volume-8 Issue-5C, May 2019 | Retrieval Number: E10680585C19/19©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.E1068.0585C19
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Abstract: Rural hollowing is a recent geographic phenomenon that has received significant attention in China, which experienced rapid urbanization. It is formed due to many houses was kept empty by the owner and a lot of new rural house were built outside the village and retaining the old ones in the inner village. It has led to the wasteful use of land resources and abandoned the houses. The purpose of this paper is to review recent research on the manifestation of rural hollowing phenomenon around the world. In this regard, is revise done based on two objectives: Firstly, to identify each manifestation of rural hollowing and secondly to examine the characteristics of each manifestation. The review made mainly in accordance with point researchers findings particularly on the Phenomenon of Rural Hollowing in China, Iran, Europe, and other developed countries or regions. The review found that the problems of rural hollowing manifest themselves in the following aspect: Land Hollowing, Population Hollowing, Economic Hollowing, Physical Hollowing, Infrastructure and Social Services Hollowing, and Cultural Hollowing. Each of manifestations has its own characteristics in order to categorize each of the manifestations of rural hollowing. The review is particularly useful especially in Malaysia, and need for further research in Malaysia according to the problems of vacant and idle houses in the rural area.
Keywords: Rural Hollowing, Vacant Houses, Abandonment Land, Manifestations, Characteristics.
Scope of the Article: Social Sciences