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Regeneration for sustainable marketplace: a literature review

Abd Ghapar, Muhammad Hazrin and Zakariya, Khalilah and Harun, Nor Zalina (2014) Regeneration for sustainable marketplace: a literature review. In: International Conference on Sustainable Urban Design for Liveable Cities (SUDLiC 2014), 11-12 November 2014, Kuala Lumpur.

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Urban marketplace (also commonly known as the bazaar, traditional market, public market, etc.) has been recognized in published works as an important economic and cultural place for a city. Iconic marketplaces that are rich with heritage values become significant attractions in urban tourism. The desire to search for local food, traditional crafts and observing the locals’ way of life has attracted people to visit local markets and bazaars. Urban marketplace is more than just a venue for trading and commerce. Its dynamic, tangible and intangible qualities make it a vivid and inclusive public space for the local community and tourists alike. In Malaysia, a number of urban marketplaces possess cultural and heritage values, making them iconic urban attractions. However, they are facing challenges of redevelopment, gentrification and how to sustain their rich qualities, while thriving as successful commercial space for the local community. The aim of this paper is to give an overview of the qualities and characteristics of urban marketplace that are vital for cultural and economic regeneration. For this purpose, a literature review of books, journal articles and online resources are conducted to understand several terms and definitions pertaining to urban marketplace and urban regeneration. From this, the parameters of the qualities and characteristics of the marketplace which is important for cultural and economic regeneration in order to examine the study further are identified. Through urban regeneration, it is found that strategies can be formulated to rehabilitate and improve the physical, social and economic conditions of valued places in the city, such as the marketplace, as part of cultural and heritage preservation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Additional Information: 4776/39348 ISBN: 978-967-11814-3-0
Uncontrolled Keywords: marketplace; urban regeneration; culture; heritage; tourism
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races > HT101 Urban groups. The city. Urban sociology
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA9000 Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying
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. Khalilah Zakariya
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2014 09:23
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2021 01:39
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/39348

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