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Gen z's activities and needs for urban recreational parks

Ghani, Nurfaezah and Mansor, Mazlina and Zakariya, Khalilah (2018) Gen z's activities and needs for urban recreational parks. Planning Malaysia, 16 (2). pp. 141-152. ISSN 1675-6215 E-ISSN 0128-0945

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Abstract

A public recreational park for youth is important in promoting leisure activities for their health. Engagement with outdoor activity contributes to healthy growth development physically, mentally and socially. Youth prefers places that offer favourable facilities where they can express themselves with presence friends. The study focuses on Generation Z youth (Gen Z), who are born between the mid of the 1990s through the late 2000s. The study investigates Gen Z activities and needs of recreational parks in Kuala Lumpur. The study obtained 564 respondents who lived in five strategic zones in Kuala Lumpur. Their responses were statistically analyzed using the SPSS. Results showed that the Gen Z frequented recreational parks near their homes. Titiwangsa Lake Garden, KLCC Park and Kepong Metropolitan Park are among their place preference. A recreational park for them should have more natural attributes and meet their active lifestyle. The places encourage them to have an active engagement and positive socialization with others.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3238/66502
Uncontrolled Keywords: public recreational parks, generation Z, youth, activities, needs
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races > HT101 Urban groups. The city. Urban sociology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Landscape Architecture
Depositing User: Asst. Prof. Dr. Mazlina Mansor
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2018 10:34
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2018 10:34
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/66502

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