Designing slim (sustainable living in Malaysia), a development process model for rural communities

Alwin Long, and Azimin Tazilan, (2017) Designing slim (sustainable living in Malaysia), a development process model for rural communities. International Journal of the Malay World and Civilisation, 5(SI) (1). pp. 5-9. ISSN 2289-1706


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Making the rural people’s living experience more comfortable and relevant through development has always been a priority of the nation. For this research, the areas for development focus on healthier sanitation, higher security, improvement of comfort, increase of knowledge and sustainability; while the aspect of technologies encompasses energy, clean water generation, waste management as well as a living space that is secure, comfortable and yet remains similar to the natural habitat. The purpose of this research is to ascertain the relationships between communities’ grassroots needs and the technologies implemented. The second part of the research is to validate available technologies that can be potentially incorporated into a particular community. This study authenticates a past project implemented in a specific kampung in Malaysia on the effectiveness of development through users’ account. The prevailing trend is that the development and technologies were not fully utilized due to limited research performed on empathy, which resulted in waste of resources and unmet needs. This births forth the development process model where relationship between needs and technologies is in union. The result of this analysis can be used to determine the customization of technologies on micro architecture as a sustainable development solution. The findings may be useful in meeting rural development needs elsewhere by successively following through the SLiM (Sustainable Living in Malaysia) process model to improve efficiency and solutions delivery.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Development process model; Empathy; Micro architecture; Rural development; Technologies
Journal:International Journal of the Malay World and Civilisation (Formerly SARI)
ID Code:12419
Deposited By: ms aida -
Deposited On:07 Dec 2018 04:01
Last Modified:10 Dec 2018 23:19

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