The Research of Islamic Sustainable Urbanization in the Issue of Urban Poor to Achieve Food Security in Malaysia Work
Syaidatana Siti Aishah Ab Aziz1, Nurul Suhada Ismail2
1Syaidatana Siti Aishah Ab Aziz, Centre for Islamic Development Management Studies (ISDEV), Universiti Sains Malaysia Penang, Malaysia.
2Nurul Suhada Ismail, Centre for Islamic Development Management Studies (ISDEV), Universiti Sains Malaysia Penang, Malaysia.
Manuscript received on 17 July 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 02 August 2019 | Manuscript Published on 10 August 2019 | PP: 319-324 | Volume-8 Issue-2S3 July 2019 | Retrieval Number: B10550782S319/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.B1055.0782S319
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Abstract: The number of urban people in Malaysia has increased exponentially from 1970 which is from 27% to 71% in 2010. The increase in number of the urban population in such a short period of time has led to multiple problems including high cost of living, crime rate, social issues, and deterioration of the environment, unemployment and poverty. The issue of urban poverty in Malaysia has been regarded as a striking phenomenon caused by the urbanization process. Normally, urban poor residents run the risks of facing limited access to food and quality food to the point that their food security is affected. Thus, how to manage an Islamic city to overcome the problem of the urban poor? What are the values that we need to have in such management to fulfill food-related needs especially among urban poor? How are the values able to help guarantee the food security of urban poor in Malaysia? To answer all these issues, this paper work intends to identify the values in Islamic sustainable urbanization. Next, it analyses the values in managing food security for urban poor in Malaysia. This qualitative study using content analysis with secondary data collection integrates values of fairness, welfare and solidarity in fulfilling economic and social needs of urban poor.
Keywords: Food Security, Islamic Sustainable Urbanization, Malaysia, Urban Poor.
Scope of the Article: Municipal or Urban Engineering