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Appraisal of residential satisfaction in double-storey terrace housing in Malaysia: case studies from greater Kuala Lumpur

Mohit, Mohammad Abdul and Al-Khanbashi, Adel Mahfoud Mubarak (2014) Appraisal of residential satisfaction in double-storey terrace housing in Malaysia: case studies from greater Kuala Lumpur. In: 2nd International Workshop on Livable Cities 2014, 9-11 Dec. 2014, Tabung Haji Hotel, Alor Setar, Kedah.

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Double-storey terrace housing is considered as a popular housing type among the middleincome people particularly in urban areas. Indeed, empirical studies identified that, an increase in crime rate in urban areas has affected on residents’ satisfaction of landed housing such as double-storey terrace house. In addition, design of double-storey terrace house lacks ventilation and natural lighting which affected on residents’ satisfaction. As a result of residents’ dissatisfaction, double-storey terrace house is found as the most modified housing types in Malaysia. Thus, this paper aims to appraise residential satisfaction in two double-storey terrace neighbourhoods - Taman Sri Rampai and Taman Keramat Permai in Greater Kuala Lumpur. The research objectives were formulated based on a dynamic interaction approach which includes three main processes- cognitive, affective and behavioural. In order to examine and compare the residential satisfaction in two neighbourhoods, five components of double-storey terrace housing - physical features, housing support services, public facilities, social environment and neighbourhood facilities, were analyzed through residents’ perception on level of satisfaction. The recommendations of the study are directed towards identifying factors that can enhance levels of satisfaction among the residents of the two neighbourhoods.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 3631/39831 (ISBN: 978-967-394-203-9)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Residential satisfaction, Double-storey terrace housing, Housing environment, Rapid urbanization, Neighbourhood facilities, Social environment
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 Urban & Regional Planning
Depositing User: Dr Mohammad Abdul Mohit
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2015 11:06
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2015 13:06
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/39831

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