Growth of urban towns in Malaysia / Dr. Hj. Abdul Rahman Hasan and Prema Letha Nair

Hasan, Abdul Rahman and Prema, Letha Nair (2013) Growth of urban towns in Malaysia / Dr. Hj. Abdul Rahman Hasan and Prema Letha Nair. In: International Population Conference on Migration, Urbanisation & Development, 8 July 2013, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Malaysia has experienced an astounding growth of urban towns since its formation in 1963. The shift from agricultural to an industrial based economy has inevitably led to rapid physical, social and economic changes. The impact of urban spatial transformation accentuated the growth in the number of urban towns; urban centres increasing in size and expansion of major towns outwards to sprawl into peripheries. This paper highlights the growth of urban towns in Malaysia based on the data available from the 1970, 1980, 1991, 2000 and 2010 Population and Housing Censuses. The data reveals a surge of growth in number from 72 towns in 1980 to 228 towns in 2010. The increase in the growth of urban centres and the urbanization process is the result of spatial transformation, demographic phenomenon and various government measures for a measureable balanced development.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: National Population and Family Development Board(NPFDB) in collaboration with Population Studies Unit, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya.
Keywords: Growth of urban centres, urbanization, spatial and demographic, government measures.
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 303 Social processes
Division/Agency/State: LPPKN - National Population and Family Development Board, Malaysia > Division of Population
Deposited By: Mrs Nor Azaian Abdullah
Deposited On: 25 Jul 2013 02:48
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2014 01:24
URI: http://familyrepository.lppkn.gov.my/id/eprint/330

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