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The experience of diversity in open spaces of two historical towns in Malaysia

Harun, Nor Zalina and Mansor, Mazlina and Said, Ismail (2013) The experience of diversity in open spaces of two historical towns in Malaysia. In: ASEAN Conference on Environment-Behaviour Studies, 19-22 March 2013, Hanoi, Vietnam.

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Abstract

This paper explores diversity of open space as one of the salient parameters for good public place making in the built environment. Two open spaces in colonial towns of Taiping and Georgetown were selected as study sites. This paper is exploratory in nature, which applied descriptive and affective analysis on the users' experiences of the two open spaces. Diversity in both open spaces are characterized by the combination of richness in natural landscape elements, spaces, distribution of activity patterns, visual stimulants, strong historical, cultural and social significances. 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: 3640/32283
Uncontrolled Keywords: Diversity; place experience; open space; historical towns
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races > HT101 Urban groups. The city. Urban sociology
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races > HT51 Human settlements. Communities
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: 11 Oct 2013 16:27
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2015 00:27
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/32283

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