MINING INDUSTRY AND LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE IN MALAYSIA
Surface mine operations in Malaysia are ubiquitous in many states in this country. One of the most common and significant environmental impacts of surface mines is the visual intrusion of the mining operations, facilities, and associated activities of what is an industrial activity in a Malaysian landscape. This paper is intended to introduce the mining industry and government agencies to the potential of landscape architecture for solving the environmental impact issues related to the mining industry. Landscape architects can assist communities, the mining industry and government agencies in reducing impacts and conflicts by appropriate mine mitigation and reclamation planning. In the light of this, a few concepts, ideas and plans are suggested to mitigate the situation. The unsightliness, or adverse visual intrusion or impact as perceived by neighbours and the public, can be eliminated or significantly mitigated by the development and implementation of integrated, sequential mine operations and progressive reclamation plans.
Ariffin, J. (1992). MINING INDUSTRY AND LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE IN MALAYSIA. Acta Hortic. 292, 247-254