Urban Development In Malaysia

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This journal generally opens up the mind on the formation of squatter settlements in an urbanized country which is inevitable regardless of their development either developed country or developing country. Urbanization is the increase of population growth in urban area which derives by their economic development. The increases of population is mostly due to the migration of people from one place to another and due to the push and pull factors which usually people form rural area moves to the cities for job applications and living in cities is more accessible with better facilities to get a better quality of living. For me, the most significant issues that mentioned by Ooi and Phua (2007) was rapid urbanization which means the growth of population in cities due to economic factor caused the formation of slum or squatter settlements which makes the definition of a city vulnerable. For example, in cities there should be comfortable housings to…show more content…
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