Preventive Measures and Formulas for the Sustainability of Vernacular Settlements in Malaysia
A community development plan is the concept that implies the community participation, community empowerment and community capacity in which diverse community members contributed to achieving the goals and objectives for their communal benefit. The primary goals of the community development are to increase the levels of productivity and improve the living standards in term of social, economic, environmental and cultural aspects of the local community. However, throughout the motion of these plans and changes, numerous issues have been verified regarding sustainable community development. Hence, this study aims to assess the extent to which physical developments have affected the community in vernacular settlements in Malaysia. The uncovering of this issue may inform and act as a preventative measure for future sustainable development and community plan of vernacular settlements in Malaysia.
KeywordsCommunity development Sustainability Vernacular settlement
The authors are indebted to the National University Malaysia (UKM) for this paper is made possible by the funding of the university under DCP Research Grant: 2017-008/4.
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