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Leisure time behaviour and health of residents in Kuala Lumpur city: criteria for urban spaces

Mansor, Mazlina and Zakariya, Khalilah and Harun, Nor Zalina and Mohamed Osman, Mariana and Mohd Nawawi, Norwina (2018) Leisure time behaviour and health of residents in Kuala Lumpur city: criteria for urban spaces. Research Report. International Islamic University Malaysia, IIUM. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Current urban living condition has adverse impacts on urban resident’s health. In the past years, the number of overweight and obese people in Malaysia has increased sharply. This pandemic is associated with sedentary lifestyle. Hence, health promotion has become a prime concern in Malaysia, due to the increase in life-threatening illnesses such as diabetes, heart diseases and hypertension. This study stems from this concern and therefore sets the researchers to investigate leisure time behaviour of city residents in Kuala Lumpur city. The study reveals on city residents’ lifestyle, in terms of how they spend their leisure time, preference of place for leisure time and whether the places can modify residents’ behavior into activities that are more conducive to health. The aim of the research is to propose criteria of public space that are based on the findings of residents’ leisure time behaviour and their frequency of visits to public spaces in the city. The focus of public spaces is more on recreational parks and green spaces in six zones in Kuala Lumpur city. The criteria serve as guidelines to improve existing spaces for decision makers and also acts as a basis for health promotion in urban areas.

Item Type: Monograph (Research Report)
Additional Information: 3283/63951
Uncontrolled Keywords: Public spaces; Leisure time; Criteria; City; Health
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races > HT101 Urban groups. The city. Urban sociology
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: Asst. Prof. Dr. Mazlina Mansor
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2019 08:53
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2019 08:59
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/63951

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