Residents’ Responses towards Green Initiatives by the State in Melaka Tengah District

  • Jamalunlaili Abdullah Faculty of Architecture Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Zahida Ahmad Mustaza Faculty of Architecture Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Che Bon Ahmad Faculty of Architecture Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia

Abstract

Initiatives of sustainable development require acceptance and participation of the people. This is crucial for Melaka state which wants to be a Green Technology City State by 2020. This paper evaluates the people’s acceptance and participation of these programs. Observations, responses from 152 samples, and in depth interview of officers were analysed. The study suggests the respondents are aware of the green city’s vision, mostly from social media. The popular initiatives are Melaka Without Plastic Bag and Polystyrene, Green Transportation and 2+1 Recycling Program. However, the level of people’s involvement in the initiative introduced is relatively low.

Keywords: Green Technology Sustanable City (GTSC); sustainable development; public responses; Melaka

eISSN 2398-4279 © 2019. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). 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. 

Published
2019-04-06
Section
Articles