The Environmental Planners’ Perspective: Development Plan Towards Sustainable Coastal Management in Malaysia

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Coastal management requires tools to deliver on a wider spectrum of objectives and strategies to achieve a sustainable outcome. Thus, a development plan system's in town and environmental planning practices are recognised as one of the tools to assist in coastal management. This paper examines the limited consideration given to the development of systematic plans in coastal management. Though it is evident that development plan's have some limitations, it they are still regarded as a useful mechanism to ensure that coastal management achieves its objectives and strategies in the land-side development. The paper suggests the development plan system as a substantial contribution to coastal management perceives by Malaysian environmental planners.


Keywords: Development Plan, Integrated Coastal Management, Malaysia
Stream: Environmental Sustainability
Presentation Type: Virtual Presentation in English
Paper: , Town Planners’ Perspective, The


Dr. M. Zainora Asmawi

Head, Department Urban and Regional Planning, International Islamic University
Kuala Lumpur, W.Persekutuan, Malaysia

Ph.D in Coastal Management Planning
Southampton University, UK

Master in Environment
UPM, Malaysia

B.A Hons Urban and Regional Planning
UTM, M'sia

Dr. Maheran Yaman

Head of Department, Department of Landscape Architecture, International Islamic University
Kuala Lumpur, -, Malaysia

An academic in landscape architecture residing in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Teaching in a 25 years old university consisting of 100 international nations. Currently, involved in self sustained development for disabled in local villages, using herbs as therapy and economic return. Also, is on an on-going research about colonial landscape archeology back home in Malaysia. Also I am a research member with Kyoto University under JSPS undergoing a research in Mangroves.

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