Sustainable Planning: Specifying Stakeholders’ Preferences in Redevelopment Decisions for Conservation Area in Kuala Lumpur

Wan Abdullah Zawawi, Noor Amila and Abdullah, Alias and Idrus, Arazi (2010) Sustainable Planning: Specifying Stakeholders’ Preferences in Redevelopment Decisions for Conservation Area in Kuala Lumpur. In: International Conference on Sustainable Building and Infrastructure (ICSBI2010), 15-17 June 2010, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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The characteristic of multi-cultural society in Malaysia is ingrained within the built heritage of its early townships: the traditional shophouse. Its architectural details are a rich mixture of Chinese, Indian, European and Malay cultures. The recent vintage of this built heritage poses a threat to their existence. Rapid development pace and escalating market value increasingly replaces these buildings with newer and higher density structures. The current guidelines on redevelopment for conservation areas have been heavily biased on façade conservation, regardless of other viewpoints. The rigidity of the guidelines, or lack of it as perceived by others, has resulted in conflicts and inconsistent redevelopment outcomes. The aim of this paper is to provide an objective evaluation for redevelopment decisions in conservation area. The subjective elements of multiple stakeholders’ conflict and redevelopment decision making are explored using Multiple Criteria Analysis, or MCA technique. Using a relatively common MCA technique, the Analytical Hierarchy Process, or AHP, stakeholders’ preferences on a set of criteria for redevelopment decision are derived and compared. This study contributes to discovering the potential of MCA evaluation to increase transparency in redevelopment decision making process.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:conservation area, redevelopment decision, stakeholders’ values, multi-cultural society, MCA, AHP
Subjects:G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
Q Science > Q Science (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Departments / MOR / COE:Research Institutes > Institute for Sustainable Building
ID Code:57
Deposited By: AP Dr Noor Amila Wan Abdullah Zawawi
Deposited On:11 Nov 2010 06:15
Last Modified:19 Jan 2017 08:23

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