Examining the Concept of Liveability in Urban Neighbourhoods in Iskandar Malaysia


  • Wan Azlina Wan Ismail Department of Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Architecture and Ekistics, University Malaysia Kelantan, Malaysia
  • Nicola Dempsey epartment of Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Social Science, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom




Liveability Dimensions, Policy Interpretation, Urban Neighbourhood, Iskandar Malaysia


Liveability is a critical concept in urban planning and geography. It is well-used in planning policy with different geographical contexts; however, there are limitations in understanding this concept in the Malaysian context. This research examines the relationship of liveability between people and places in their daily lives in urban neighbourhoods through residents' perceptions. Quantitative data collected in 5 urban neighbourhoods in Iskandar Malaysia suggests that liveability must correspond to residents' requirements for good quality facilities and services, good neighbourhood conditions and positive community engagement.  

Keywords: Liveability Dimensions; Policy Interpretation; Urban Neighbourhood; Iskandar Malaysia

eISSN: 2398-4287© 2021. 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/Africans/Arabians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6i18.3084



How to Cite

Wan Ismail, W. A. ., & Dempsey , N. . (2021). Examining the Concept of Liveability in Urban Neighbourhoods in Iskandar Malaysia . Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 6(18), 285-292. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6i18.3084