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Sense of well-being indicators: attachment to public parks in Putrajaya, Malaysia

Ujang, Norsidah and Moulay, Amine and Zakariya, Khalilah (2015) Sense of well-being indicators: attachment to public parks in Putrajaya, Malaysia. Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences, 202. pp. 487-494. ISSN 1877-0428

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Abstract

In Malaysian urban areas, the issue of underutilization of public parks persists despite the apparently well-designed landscape. Face to face interviews with 30 park users in SaujanaHijau Park (SP) and Putra Perdana Park (PP) in Putrajaya were conducted to examine the role of place attachment in park utilization and social interaction. The study found that frequent visits, proximity to residences, and the landscape features contribute to the development of attachment to a place. Despite the meaningful experience with nature and green environment, the function of the park as a social space for the community was still insufficient. Engagement to the parks was dominated by personal health-related activities while social interaction involved mainly family members and close friends. This situation limits the function of public parks as social integrators.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4776/44741
Uncontrolled Keywords: Place attachment; public park, social interaction, well-being
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 20:58
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2015 20:58
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/44741

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