Interpreting the Meaning of Housing Quality towards Creating Better Residential Environment


  • Maimon Ali Department of Town and Regional Planning, Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia



Housing Quality, Housing Policy, Residential Environment, Housing Development


Malaysian National Housing Policy has reinforced the aspect of quality as one of the aspects that utterly needs consideration in new housing development. There are problems in defining the housing quality regarding the expected criteria and standards due to subjective and contextual determined in controlling the quality of housing development. It focuses on what constitutes a good housing quality in the perspectives of housing actors in Malaysia? This paper employs in-depth interview with the actors as well as focus group interviews with residents as the main instruments towards understanding the meaning of housing quality in developing countries such as Malaysia.


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How to Cite

Ali, M. (2018). Interpreting the Meaning of Housing Quality towards Creating Better Residential Environment. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 3(8), 141–148.