Engagement of Architects and Urban Planners in Implementing Low Carbon Urban Development in Malaysia



Ng, Chee Khey (2021) Engagement of Architects and Urban Planners in Implementing Low Carbon Urban Development in Malaysia. Final Year Project (Bachelor), Tunku Abdul Rahman University College.

[img] Text
RQS#Ng Chee Khey#17WVR00374# - CHEE KHEY NG.pdf
Restricted to Registered users only

Download (5MB)


Refer to global research done by UNEP-SBCI, the building sector is a second massive carbon dioxide (CO2) contributor and has greater carbon reduction flexibility than other sectors. Many countries in their building sector then prioritise low carbon city programmes to achieve minimisation of carbon emission. However, Malaysia shows relatively low mature level of green technology in constructing low carbon building design. Hence, this research study aims to (i)to study the current mature level of green technology and building cost of low carbon building design in Malaysia;(ii) to examine respective roles and engagement of architects and urban planners involved in low carbon urban development;(iii) to determine relationships of roles and engagement architects and urban planners involvements affect the adoption of low carbon technology. Systematic Literature Review using PRISMA Flowchart is used for secondary data collection while SPSS is data analysis tools used to analyse and interpret all collected data from the questionnaire. Descriptive analysis and Pearson Correlation Coefficient analysis are used to compute all statistical data, and detailed discussion is further illustrated in the research. This research study proves that the implementation of low carbon urban development is one of the proactive policies for sustainability relating to climate action and decarbonisation in preparation for future cities' growth. In order to succeed in implementing future scenarios and the vision of cities, this research paper highlighted the engagement of architects and urban planners is significant in adopting future low carbon development plans. Inactive involvement of architects and urban planners will directly affect and discourage low carbon technology adaption in low carbon urbanisation. This is because low carbon building designs rely heavily on architects' conceptual design and must cooperate with the policy strategies imposed by urban planners to encourage the development of low carbon urbanisation. Refers to data collected from the questionnaire, most respondents opined that organisational factors are the negative influencing factors that discourage architects and urban planners' engagement in adopting low carbon technology. Besides, low carbon urbanisation's awareness and knowledge level are relatively low compared to other developing countries. This will directly affect the adoption of low carbon urbanisation in Malaysia. This research penetrates architects and urban planners' engagement in adopting low carbon urban development in the industry as they play essential roles in demonstrating new ideas and proposing strategies for implementing low carbon urban development. Besides, this research encloses an in-depth literature review regarding low carbon urban development knowledge to create public awareness and encourage low carbon technology investment and green growth in Malaysia. Further detailed research study shall be carried out to investigate other construction practitioners' fields shall be studied and observed to have a more in-depth understanding of this low carbon urbanisation topic.

Item Type: Final Year Project
Subjects: Fine Arts > Architecture
Technology > Building construction > Quantity surveying
Faculties: Faculty of Built Environment > Bachelor of Quantity Surveying (Honours)
Depositing User: Library Staff
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2021 09:16
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2021 09:16
URI: https://eprints.tarc.edu.my/id/eprint/18816