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Urban green space: stakeholders’ and visitors’ perception in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

Baharuddin, Zainul Mukrim (2010) Urban green space: stakeholders’ and visitors’ perception in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. In: Making Cities Liveable, 12 July 2010, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

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Planning, development and maintenance of urban green space is among the key elements of sustainable urban development. Acknowledging and participating in the conservation and enhancement of the urban green space can improve the environment and provide huge benefits to city dwellers. The aim of this paper is to investigate the stakeholders’ and visitors’ understanding of their responsibility and responsiveness towards urban green spaces in Kuala Lumpur. Stakeholders and people understanding and responsibilities were investigated using interview method. Visitors to various urban parks in Kuala Lumpur and representatives of the National Landscape Department (JLN) and the City Hall of Kuala Lumpur (CHKL) were interviewed to capture the view of stakeholders and visitors. The study found that most visitors are concerned with the quality of the physical development and social necessities as their preferences for ‘sustainable city’. The survey also indicates that the government should initiate enhancement of urban green space and promote awareness of conservation through gazettes and information campaign to preserve urban green space. Thus, stakeholders such as NGOs, developers, professionals should play their role in realizing the visions of local authorities and the nation. Research demonstrated that there is need to have high awareness towards environmental attitude which could be enhanced to encourage preservation and conservation of nature and their associated benefits. Key words: Urban planning, Urban green space, Urban environment, Social benefits.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 3306/30775
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Landscape Architecture
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2013 14:02
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2016 10:43
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/30775

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