Development control standard manual and social interaction: The case of Taman Soon Hup, Permai Jaya, Sibu

Muhammad Hanif, Morshidi (2013) Development control standard manual and social interaction: The case of Taman Soon Hup, Permai Jaya, Sibu. Masters thesis, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, (UNIMAS).

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(There are various approaches in planning to achieve sustainable development, which is sustainable economy, environment, and social. The key to achieving sustainable development is by balancing these aspects. The evaluation on whether a social environment is sustainable is subjective, but it is primarily important. As a response to the need of sustainable development, in the state of Sarawak, policies on development, land, and planning authority also have undergone changes in 1997. Development Control Standard (DCS) have been in existence since 1968. However, due to modernization and urbanization, many of the standards are outdated and no longer useful as regulations. (Zaidi, 1998) With the amendments to the Land Code in November, 1997, and the establishment of the State Planning Authority (SPA) on 1st August, 1998, the DCS is again recognized as "one of the most important tools used in development control works" It was reviewed and further updated by the Ministry of Planning and Resource Planning (MP ) then, who is the Secretariat of the SPA - and published as the Development Control Standards Manual (1998). The DCS manual contains guide on open space. Open space can promotes social interaction. The provision of these spaces seems to be one of the ways that can promote interactions among the residents. However the effectiveness of the design guideline and requirement of the open spaces in promoting social interaction needs to be studied in order to identify whether it really promotes interaction between the residents or not. Therefore, this study attempts to evaluate the effectiveness of the open space that is in consideration of DCS Manual in promoting interactions between the residents. This study also tries to prove whether DCS Manual on open space is a document that can guide development to promote social interaction. Taman Soon Hup, Permai Jaya, Sibu is selected as the study area. Observations of the open spaces are done and questionnaire surveys are conducted to 100 samples which represents Taman Soon Hup population. The findings show that the open space does promote social interaction and it is also identified that social interaction occurs at the open spaces. Three recommendations are made to improve the open spaces roles in promoting a higher degree of social interactions.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: Thesis (M.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2013.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sustainable development , Environmental policy , unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, Postgraduate, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Social Sciences & Humanities
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Faculty of Social Sciences & Humanities
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2016 07:46
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2023 03:42

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