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Sustaining the cultural vitality of urban public market

Zakariya, Khalilah and Harun, Nor Zalina and Kamarudin, Zumahiran (2015) Sustaining the cultural vitality of urban public market. In: The 6th International Conference on Sustainable Future for Human Security (SUSTAIN) 2015, 17 - 19 November 2015, Bali, Indonesia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The development of a public market in city planning is pivotal in supporting the growth of the local economy. Markets become assets to the city not only as a platform for informal vendors to conduct businesses but also as a place where the culture of the locals evolves daily. This paper examines Pasar Payang in Terengganu, Malaysia as one of the well-known markets among locals and tourists. The market is located in the city centre, and it will soon go through a redevelopment process. The aim of this paper is to examine the tangible and intangible qualities of the markets that can guide its sustainability in the future. The methods adopted for this study comprises of conducting survey questionnaire among 497 visitors and semi-structured interviews among 19 market vendors. The analysis reveals that the cultural vitality of the market is contributed by its local products and local culture. These two components are dependent on the market vendors, as they are the local people who sell goods at the markets, based on the available local resources and local demands. These findings can contribute to the repositioning of the market as a cultural attraction in sustaining its operation alongside other urban developments.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Slide Presentation)
Additional Information: 4776/46117
Uncontrolled Keywords: cultural vitality, urban public market
Subjects: 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
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: 13 Jul 2016 13:38
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 13:38
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/46117

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