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Place meaning of the historic square as tourism attraction and community leisure space

Zakariya, Khalilah and Harun, Nor Zalina and Mansor, Mazlina (2015) Place meaning of the historic square as tourism attraction and community leisure space. Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences, 202. pp. 477-486. ISSN 1877-0428

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Abstract

Squares serve as an integral civic space in cities where historic events and socializing activities take place.Theyare an attraction for locals and tourists alike. However, some historic squares go through physical transformations to meet the demands of urban growth. This paper compares the place meaning that locals and tourists ascribetoDataranPahlawan, a historic urban square in Melaka that was redeveloped. Based on the results that reveal the shift in meanings among these different visitors, this paper recommends that efforts need to be taken to instil conservation awareness on the values of historic squares to cities to accommodate the needs of locals and tourists.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4776/44740
Uncontrolled Keywords: place meaning; square; urban heritage; tourism
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA9000 Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA9000 Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying > NA9053.R4 City planning
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: 17 Sep 2015 21:16
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2016 18:26
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/44740

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