Essay about Redevelopment in Urban Life

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1.0 Introduction
Redevelopment is described as the process of improving by renewing and restoring. When placed into the context of cities, redevelopment may be described as urban renewal. The redevelopment of cities is a crucial phenomenon that effects the fabric of communities socially, economically, politically and culturally. The need for an urban redevelopment usually arises when an area or district no longer functions nor cultivates its intended program. Unsuccessful existing and expired developments hinder its local community from progressing forward which causes a chain reaction of negativity (Tira M., Ivanička K., Špirková D., 2010). The declination of a district may occur because of various reasons. These reasons affect
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Factories for companies such as F&N, Sin Chew Daily (Chinese news press), Dutch lady and Philips electronics occupied Section 13. It was up till the 1990s that Section 13 began to open its doors for non-industrial use. The long process in conversion of land titles form industrial to ‘Limited Commercial’ started to take place in Section 13. This saw the introduction of a slightly more diversified community within the site which used to primarily be a blue collar community composed of factory workers, both local and foreign.

Section 13 has a diverse range of stakeholders with the exception of a residential community. User groups of the area range from tertiary level students, cafes, blue collar workers, professionals, religious groups, manufacturers, automobile retailers to the casual passerby. This diversity is an indication of the spread of needs and interests of the local community which have to be met in having a successful development. At the same time, another group of people that need to be consulted in any redevelopment is the local authority (MBPJ). In order to obtain an accurate depiction of the views from the communities involved, multiple systems of inquiry were establish to extract the right information from the right target groups. These groups are classified as follows:
• Landowners – Landowners and building owners
• Local Authority – Local Council (MBPJ)
• Professionals – Architects and town planners
• Local Community – People who occupy

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