Chapter 14: Conceptualizing urban eco-village in Kampong Bahru

Rajib Shaw, Siti Omar, Miki Yoshizumi, Noriati Mat So

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Kampong Bahru is located at the heart of the "golden triangle" of Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia. The Settlement was established in 1899 as a result of the expressed desire of the Resident General and the British Resident of Selangor. Initially its objectives were: to educate the children of Malays, to take part in the administration, and to enable them to reap some of the advantages of the prosperity. The new settlement is known as Kampong Bahru (New Village). This chapter describes new innovative ways to revitalize community ties in the urban village context of Kampong Bahru. The concept of eco-communities is analyzed and specific suggested actions are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCommunity, Environment and Disaster Risk Management
EditorsLiping Cai, Hari Srinivas, Anshu Sharma
Number of pages20
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameCommunity, Environment and Disaster Risk Management
ISSN (Print)2040-7262
ISSN (Electronic)2040-7270

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


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