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Application of sustainable materials in the hardscape elements of parks

Jamaluddin, Adam and Abu Bakar, Aniza (2017) Application of sustainable materials in the hardscape elements of parks. In: UMRAN 2017 National Landscape Architecture Seminar, 25th April 2017, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Green spaces are much needed in the urban environment for a multitude of reasons. One of them is to curb environmental problems such as flash flood, urban heat island and to increase the quality of life of the users. However, sometimes the parks that are supposed to help in improving the environment may have no significant effects or they might even harm the surrounding due to the unsuitable materials used. This research focuses on finding out the park’s level of sustainability in terms of the hardscape elements used based on its sources and how they affect the environment. One of the ways to bring out the optimum potential of parks is to incorporate sustainable hardscape elements in them. Appropriate materials selection could tackle natural phenomenon such as heavy rain as the water runoff can be reduced. This study is carried out by conducting a site investigation at Taman Tasik Dato’ Keramat on its current hardscape elements, followed by the identification of the potential to replace the hardscape elements with sustainable materials to increase the park’s environmental sustainability. It is found that swapping out materials can increase the park’s level of sustainability quite significantly.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 3434/61362
Uncontrolled Keywords: sustainable parks, hardscape materials sustainability, urban heat island, flash flood.
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA2542.35 Environmental aspect of architecture
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. Aniza Abu Bakar
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2018 12:08
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2018 14:29
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/61362

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