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Diversity as the physical correlate to open space's experience in two historical towns

Harun, Nor Zalina and Mansor, Mazlina and Said, Ismail (2013) Diversity as the physical correlate to open space's experience in two historical towns. In: ASEAN Conference on Environment-Behaviour Studies (AcE-Bs 2013 Hanoi) Hanoi Architectural University, Hanoi, Vietnam, 19-22 March 2013, 19-22 March 2013, Hanoi Architectural University, Hanoi, Vietnam. (In Press)

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Abstract

This research studies diversity as a parameter in the built environment in two types of open spaces in colonial towns of Taiping and Georgetown. The richness of natural landscape elements, scales of spaces, distribution of activity patterns, and variety of visual stimulants in the open spaces were among the dimensions of diversity explored in this study. This paper is exploratory in nature, which applies a qualitative method. It involves descriptive and affective aspects of environmental experience of users of the two open spaces. The study suggests that diversity means socialization, which can be achieved through gradual and natural occurring assimilation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 3640/30975
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races > HT101 Urban groups. The city. Urban sociology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Landscape Architecture
Depositing User: Asst. Prof. Dr. Mazlina Mansor
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2013 16:01
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2013 16:01
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/30975

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