Application of System Dynamics model as decision making tool in urban planning process toward stabilizing carbon dioxide emissions from cities

Wee Kean Fong, Hiroshi Matsumoto, Yu Fat Lun

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Abstract

In spite of the fact that cities are the main sources of CO2 emissions, presently there are still no specific measures directly addressing the global warming issue in the urban planning process in Malaysia. The present study thus aims to shed new light in the urban planning sector in Malaysia by adopting System Dynamics Model as one of the decision making tools in the urban planning process, with specific considerations on the future CO2 emission trends. This paper presented projections of future CO2 emission trends based on the case of Iskandar Development Region of Malaysia, under various options of urban policies, using the System Dynamics Model. The projections demonstrated the capability of the said model in serving as a decision making tool in the urban planning process, with specific reference to CO2 emissions from cities. Recommendations have been made on the possible approach of adopting the model in the process of Structure Plan study. If the current model was successfully adopted in the urban planning process in Malaysia, it will mark the first step for Malaysia in taking specific considerations on the issues of CO2 emissions and global warming in the urban planning process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1528-1537
Number of pages10
JournalBuilding and Environment
Volume44
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Carbon dioxide emissions
  • Decision making tool
  • Developing country
  • System Dynamics model
  • Urban planning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Building and Construction

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