Vulnerability and adaptation of urban dwellers in slope failure threats –a preliminary observation for the Klang Valley region

Khairulmaini, O.S. and Thanapackiam, P. and Fauza, A.G. (2012) Vulnerability and adaptation of urban dwellers in slope failure threats –a preliminary observation for the Klang Valley region. Journal of Environmental Biology, 33. pp. 373-379. ISSN 0254-8704

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Abstract

This paper discusses the outcome of a research that examines the relationships between vulnerability and adaptation of urban dwellers to the slope failure threat in the Klang Valley Region. Intense urban landuse expansions in the Klang Valley Region have increased urban dwellers vulnerability to slope failures in recent years. The Klang Valley Region was chosen as the study area due to the increasing intensities and frequencies of slope failures threat. This paper examines urban dwellers vulnerability based on their (1) population and demographics characteristics, (2) the state of physical structures of dwellings and (3) the situation of the immediate environment threatened by slope failures. The locations of slope failure incidents were identified, mapped and examined followed with a detailed field study to identified areas. The results identified significant relationships between vulnerability indicators and slope failures in the Klang Valley Region. The findings of the study are envisaged to give valuable insights on addressing the threat of slope failures in the Klang Valley Region.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Slope failures; Vulnerability; Adaptation; Urban dwellers; Klang Valley Region.
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Depositing User: Ms. Suhaila Syakila Alby
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2014 01:24
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2014 01:24
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/10414

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