Adaptable Environment: Analysis on form and content of the Local Plan in Selangor, Malaysia


  • Suhaini Mohamed Yusoff
  • Fatimah Yusoff
  • Ahmad Fuzi Arshad



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Local plan is a document and written statement and supported by the proposal plan. In the content of the local plan, it includes sectoral, guideline, policy, existing land use, and projection. The objective of this paper is to evaluate whether the how adequate is the form of local plan in the application of local plan in the related local authority area and content of the local plan preparing process to meet the requirements of the (Act 172) by using the descriptive statistical analysis, and Mann-Whitney U-Test. The analysis indicated that the different form and content local plan prepared by the local authority influence the physical development in the urban area and adaptable environment as a catalyst to create a holistic development.

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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.

Keywords: Form and content; local plan; local authority; environment


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How to Cite

Mohamed Yusoff, S., Yusoff, F., & Arshad, A. F. (2016). Adaptable Environment: Analysis on form and content of the Local Plan in Selangor, Malaysia. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 1(4), 179-190.