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A survey on issues and needs of recreational public spaces in Kuala Lumpur

Mansor, Mazlina and Ghani, Nurfaezah and Zakariya, Khalilah and Harun, Nor Zalina (2017) A survey on issues and needs of recreational public spaces in Kuala Lumpur. In: Persidangan Kebangsaan Masyarakat, Ruang dan Alam Sekitar MATRA 2017, 23-24 February 2017, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang. (Unpublished)

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Public recreational parks and open spaces in Kuala Lumpur are provided to support leisure activities of city residents, including voluntary, recreation and social activities. The public spaces play a positive reinforcement in promoting a healthy lifestyle for the residents. They are the places that can contribute to city residents’ health, physically, mentally and socially. Nonetheless, it is implied that Malaysia has not yet achieved a satisfactory degree of public space planning, design and development of recreational areas in order to facilitate residents with a healthy environment. The study investigates city residents’ use and needs of public recreational parks and open spaces in Kuala Lumpur. The parameters such as issues, types of activities needed and quality of the public recreational parks were investigated. Survey results from 1500 respondents who live in the areas of Kuala Lumpur City Center, Wangsa Maju-Maluri and Sentul-Manjalara strategic zones were obtained. The respondents’ answers were statistically analyzed using the SPSS software. The findings will reveal leisure time behavior of residents in Kuala Lumpur, and places that fulfill their acquisition for a healthy lifestyle. Furthermore, the findings will suggest pertinent issues on the recreational spaces, and what residents actually require of the recreation areas. This is useful for evaluating future needs on the city’s public recreational spaces and the physical environment that can cater activities that affect city residents’ health. Keywords: Public recreational parks; leisure activities; issues; needs

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Slide Presentation)
Additional Information: 3283/61819
Uncontrolled Keywords: Public recreational parks; leisure activities; issues; needs
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA9000 Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying
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. Mazlina Mansor
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2018 12:16
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2018 12:16
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/61819

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