Housing maintenance in Penang

By Maxine Carr

September 2013 FEATURE
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Proper management and maintenance of high rise buildings are key to good living and good household economics. Some rethinking and restructuring needs doing on that front.A well-managed and maintained housing development can enhance quality of life and wellbeing, promote neighbourliness and strengthen community ties. Poorly maintained developments do just the opposite: damage health from poor living conditions, break down social cohesion and contribute to environmentally unsustainable practices.The best kinds of management systems are proactive by nature. Such systems are able...

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Maxine Carr

is a research analyst at the Penang Institute.