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The quality of housing environment and green open space towards quality of life

Ishan, Ainatul Izzah and Mohd Norddin, Nurul Ain and Abdul Malek, Nurhayati and Abu Bakar, Aniza and Othman, Rosniza and Sanusi, Aliyah Nur Zafirah and Mohit, Mohammad Abdul (2014) The quality of housing environment and green open space towards quality of life. In: UMRAN2014: Fostering Eco-Sphere in The Built Environment, 29th April 2014, Gombak, Kuala Lumpur.

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Abstract

The quality of life can be directly influenced by the quality of housing neighbourhood and green open space. Better quality of housing environment and green open space reflects the better quality of life of the residents. Thus, evaluation of both housing environment and green open space can help landscape architects and other related professions to understand people’s needs thus, provide a good living condition and public space to people. This paper is focussing to understand how the residents of Taman Melati perceived their quality of life through their housing environment and the availability of green open space. This research is seeking answers by assessing the quality of life based on three factors which are the safety level of the neighbourhood and park, health issues related to housing environment and park as well as the satisfaction on the housing amenities and park facilities. To carry out the research’s objectives, a case study area was selected at Taman Melati (Mastika), Gombak. The technique used to gather the information needed was by using self-administered questionnaire surveys. 247 questionnaire surveys were distributed to the residents of Taman Melati (Mastika) and (n=62) responded. The expected results of this study are that both elements in the housing neighbourhood and green open space should influence people’s quality of life.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 3864/39007 ISBN: 978-983-3142-32-3
Uncontrolled Keywords: Housing Environment, Green Open Space, Quality of Life
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
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: Dr. Nurhayati Abdul Malek
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2014 14:50
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2015 00:44
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/39007

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