Urban Regeneration and Conservation of Historic Areas in Malaysia
Keywords:Urban conservation, regeneration, character of place, urban environment
Heritage cities in the developing nations, including Malaysia, currently face intensified urban problems as a result of rapid population growth, economic development and population growth. The introduction of new townships at the edge of many historic cities in Malaysia has exposed them to severe pressure of commercialization, poor design and cultural uniformity that has faded away their place identity. Thus, regeneration initiatives should be introduced to restore the wealth of the prestigious past of the historic cities and to improve the lifestyle of its population, as the vibrancy of a heritage site is only significant when its original community remains
Keywords: Urban conservation, regeneration, character of place, urban environment
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