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Climate Change and Liveable Cities in Malaysia

  • Kamalruddin Shamsudin
  • Suan Siow Neo
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Abstract

This chapter presents research findings and recent policy initiatives on climate change that have been undertaken in Malaysia. It highlights climate change scenarios, physical planning policies, and to a smaller extent efforts on green building initiatives aimed at promoting sustainable and liveable cities. The chapter aims at answering the following questions: How do cities contribute to global warming? How should cities operate so as to combat global warming by creating economic and social opportunities that are sustainable and resilient to climate change? How can physical planning play an effective role in reducing the impact of climate change? Has Malaysia and her cities experienced the impacts of climate change? This chapter responds to these questions from a physical planning perspective, and from a number of scientific researches carried out by local and international research institutions.

Keywords

Physical Planning Green Building Climate Change Response Country Planning Coastal Vulnerability Index 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Federal Department of Town and Country PlanningMinistry of Housing and Local Government MalaysiaKuala LumpurMalaysia

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