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Historical urban form: A case study of Melaka

Ibrahim, Illyani and Abdullah, Alias and Mansor, Ibrahim and Murtaza, Fatin Farhana (2017) Historical urban form: A case study of Melaka. In: International Conference on Housing, Planning, Environment and Social Sciences (HOPES2017), 21st December 2017, Putrajaya. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Understanding the urban form is crucial in determining the structure of a city in terms of physical and nonphysical aspects. The physical aspects include built-up areas that can be seen on the earth surface, and the nonphysical aspects include the shape, size, density, and configuration of settlements. The objectives of this study are to (i) analyse the elements of historical urban form that are suitable for the site and (ii) to study on the elements of urban form for Melaka area. Content analysis was adopted to analyse the literature of urban form and Melaka itself. Results show that the following four elements of urban form are suitable to be used for historical urban form analysis: (i) streets, (ii) land use, (iii) buildings, and (iv) open space. The finding also indicate that the selected urban form has successfully delineated in the historical of Melaka as the selected urban elements can be specifically scrutinized with the content analysis. Further study will focus on the historical urban form within the Malay Peninsula.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 7316/60909
Uncontrolled Keywords: urban form, historical built environment, Melaka
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > C Auxiliary sciences of history (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
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 Illyani Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2018 10:35
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2018 10:35
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/60909

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