Public Acceptance and Participation in Melaka Green Technology City State in Melaka Tengah District

Authors

  • Jamalunlaili Abdullah Universiti Teknologi MARA
  • Intan Zahida Ahmad Mustaza
  • Che Bon Ahmad Centre of Studies for Park and Amenity Management, Faculty of Architecture Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v3i9.1548

Keywords:

Green Technology Sustainable City (GTSC), sustainable development, public’s acceptance and participation, Melaka

Abstract

Initiatives of sustainable development require acceptance and participation of the people. This is crucial for Melaka state in Malaysia which wants to be a Green Technology City State by 2020 by embarking on various green initiatives. This paper evaluates the people’s acceptance and participation of these programs. Observations, responses from 152 samples in Melaka Tengah, and in depth interview of officers were analysed. The study suggests that respondents are aware of the green city’s vision, mostly from social media. The popular initiatives are Melaka Without Plastic Bag and Polystyrene, Green Transportation and 2+1 Recycling Program. However, the level of people’s involvement in the green initiative introduced is relatively low.

Keywords: Green Technology Sustainable City (GTSC); sustainable development; public’s acceptance and participation; Melaka

 eISSN: 2398-4287 © 2018. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v3i9.1548

Author Biography

Intan Zahida Ahmad Mustaza

Centre of Studies for Town and Regional Planning, Faculty of Architecture Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia

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Published

2018-11-22

How to Cite

Abdullah, J., Ahmad Mustaza, I. Z., & Ahmad, C. B. (2018). Public Acceptance and Participation in Melaka Green Technology City State in Melaka Tengah District. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 3(9), 137-147. https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v3i9.1548

Issue

Section

Urban Environment / Urban Psychology

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