Peranan Kerajaan Tempatan dalam PemuliharaanBandar: Kajian Kes Majlis Perbandaran Taiping
The Roles of Local Government in Urban Conservation:A CaseStudy of Taiping Municipal Council
Keywords:Urban Conservation, Local Authority, Taiping
Urban conservation is one of the growing fields in Malaysia. Local authorities is one of the most important agencies to ensure that the urban conservation efforts perfectly implemented in Malaysia. The local authorities have the strength from the legal provisions, especially in the preparation of development plans such as Local Plan. By using secondary data taken from official reports and development plans and from some selected interviews; this article examines the role played by Taiping Local Authority (Majlis Perbandaran Taiping) in the process of urban conservation in the city of Taiping. This study found that the Taiping Local Authority (Majlis Perbandaran Taiping) is committed in the urban conservation process especially through the provisions of the guidelines. All the guidelines are to to ensure that heritage buildings remain in Taiping are conserved. Findings in Taiping are a good indication of the role of local authority in urban conservation. It’s hoped that this effort will be an example to the other local governments in other cities in Malaysia in the future.