Communal Living Environment in Low Cost Housing Development in Malaysia

Dasimah Bt Omar


This paper has attempted to interpret the nature of communal living environment in low cost housing development. A quality communal living environment contributes towards good society which practices noble values. It is within the communal living environment that interaction takes place, families are nurtured, noble social values are developed and services are shared. Low cost housing constitute major element of the Malaysian national housing programmes. These programmes are to be implemented together with the provision of social services aimed at improving the quality of life of the community. The study’s findings showed that the concept of low cost housing development in Shah Alam was found to be based on noble universal rules as stated in the Total Planning and Development Doctrine which provides communal living environment.

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