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Visitors perception on vandalism and safety issues in a Malaysian urban park

Nurhayati , Abdul Malek and Mariapan, Manohar (2009) Visitors perception on vandalism and safety issues in a Malaysian urban park. Theoretical and Empirical Researches in Urban Management, 4 (13). pp. 93-107. ISSN 2085-3921 (O), 2065-3913 (P)

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Abstract

The purpose of this research is to identify and understand vandalism issues that occur in the selected case study site as well as to determine characteristics of the surrounding landscape associated with vandalism hotspots, and to justify safe environments in park areas. Questionnaire survey was conducted and specifically studies an urban park in the city of Shah Alam in the state of Selangor, Malaysia. The research indicated that people perceived vandalism to occur because of the opportunities provided by the surroundings, user behaviour, lack of security and enforcement, lack of maintenance and inspection, location and design of the facilities, and the materials used for such facilities. This research is very important because there is no other known research about perceptions of vandalism from Malaysian local park visitors’ point of view, it should help planners, park designers and park managers in local or ity councils in Malaysia, as well as the general public, to understand and expand their knowledge of vandalism in urban parks. Keywords: Parks, Urban park, Vandalism, Safety, Park Management

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3864/4012
Uncontrolled Keywords: parks, urban park, vandalism, safety, park management
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > HV6001 Criminology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Landscape Architecture
Depositing User: Dr. Nurhayati Abdul Malek
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2011 09:07
Last Modified: 06 May 2015 21:32
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/4012

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