The privatization of public streets and urban spaces in Malaysia

Tedong, Peter Aning and Wan Abd Aziz, Wan Nor Azriyati and Hanif, Noor Rosly (2018) The privatization of public streets and urban spaces in Malaysia. Open House International, 43 (3). pp. 110-118. ISSN 0168-2601

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Abstract

In the last two decades, Malaysia has embedded good neighborhood principles in its planning plans that promote diversity and accessibility in urban residential areas. However, the emerging trends of the privatization of public streets and open spaces in urban residential areas in Malaysia offer the opportunity to study complex urban governance processes in a democratic and developing country. Using empirical evidence, this article recounts the fascinating saga of how various actors - urban planners, resident associations, residents of open neighborhoods and residents of guarded neighborhoods - responded to the privatization of public streets and open spaces in Malaysia. While planners described Greater Klang Valley as a diverse city in Malaysia, they sometimes tolerated the privatization of public streets and open spaces through neoliberal policies.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Privatization; Urban Spaces; Public Streets; Enclosure; Neoliberalism; Malaysia
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Faculty of the Built Environment
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2019 04:52
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2019 04:52
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/20501

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