Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat: Cities in the Third Millennium

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Among other comparative advantages for Malaysia are its strategic location, stable economic growth, on the average of GDP 8 percent, political stability, quality of life, its multicultural and multiethnic environment, cost advantage and its development track record.


NOTES
1
k-economy is now the buzz word the Malaysian Government has officially adopted to instil the new economy which is based on knowledge.
2
the MSC or Smart Region of Malaysia has been used interchangeably to refer to the 15km × 15km area incorporating the Kuala Lumpur Twin Tower in the north and the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in the south.
3
Putrajaya becomes the third Federal Territory after Kuala Lumpur and Labuan. Under the Malaysian 3-tier system of government, the Federal Government acquired Putrajaya by paying certain compensation to the State Government of Selangor, the original land owner of MSC.
4
Vision 2020 is the Government of Malaysia development's philosophy which was launched by the Prime Minister, Mahathir in 1991 charting the future course of Malaysia and the formula to go about attaining the objectives of developing Malaysia into an industrialised, developed, democrative country based on civil society.
5
McKinsey Consultants were employed by the Malaysian Government in mid 1990's to advise on the development strategy for Malaysia.

REFERENCES

a
Azman, A., 1998 THE NATIONAL CYBERPLAN - THE MALAYSIAN EXPERIENCE. A paper presented at the Conference in Bremen, Germany, Weltweite Erfahrungen und Visionen zu Regionalen Elektronischen Gemeinschaften. June 22-26.

b
Bunnel, T., 2001 CITIES FOR NATIONS? EXAMINING THE CITY-NATION-STATE: RELATION IN INFORMATION AGE MALAYSIA, Department of Geography, NUS, Singapore.

c
Castells, M., 1989 THE INFORMATIONAL CITY: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, ECONOMIC RESTRUCTURING AND THE URBAN REGIONAL PROCESS, Blackwell, Oxford.
Castells, M. et al., 1994 TECHNOPOLES OF THE WORLD: THE MAKING OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEXS, Routledge, London.

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