Malaysia’s Green Neighbourhood Initiatives: Implementing and Approach in Putrajaya, Selangor and Johor
Rohana Ramli1, Dasimah Omar2, Puziah Ahmad3
1Rohana Ramli, PhD Student, Department of Built Environment, Town and Regional Planning, Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Shah Alam, Malaysia.
2Dasimah Omar, Lecturer, Department of Town and Regional Planning, Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Malaysia.
3Puziah Ahmad, Lecturer, Department of Town and Regional Planning, Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Malaysia.
Manuscript received on 01 September 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 10 September 2019 | Manuscript Published on 23 September 2019 | PP: 553-562 | Volume-8 Issue-5C, May 2019 | Retrieval Number: E10810585C19/19©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.E1081.0585C19
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Abstract: Green neighborhood is a neighborhood that practices a way of life to meet the needs of people’s activities. Green neighbourhoods can form friendships, practice agricultural areas, use renewable energy methods and maintain sensitive nature. This practice also makes easy access to home, workplace, infrastructure, public utilities, transit facilities and easily accessible in neighbourhood. Conflicts between rapid development and communities required a new paradigm to understand about the relationships between green neighbourhood and communities. The objectives of the paper are to study the implementation of green neighbourhood initiatives in Putrajaya, Selangor and Johor and to determine their element of sustainability in the green action plans. The action plans and programs by local authorities in green neighbourhood initiative was summarised in a framework. The methodology of study base on document analysis which related to the green city and neighbourhood initiatives conducted by the study area is summarised in the tabulation of action or program. Based on the result’s analysis, it indicated each study area has created its own approaches and strategies of sustainability by adopting impressive programs and strategies such as implementing pedestrian walkway, bicycle lane, community farming, rainwater harvesting, composting and others. The action and program in green neighbourhood and green city by the local authorities are their commitment to social, economic and environment. Local Authorities and the private agencies can contribute their commitment in order to implement green neighbourhood with having a comprehensive action plan. In conclusion green neighbourhood implementation in Putrajaya, Johor and Selangor practices as an action for the present and future development.
Keywords: Green Neighbourhood, Sustainable, Community.
Scope of the Article: Social Sciences