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Historical urban form: a case study of Melaka

Ibrahim, Illyani and Abdullah, Alias and Ibrahim, Mansor and Murtaza, Fatin Farhana (2018) Historical urban form: a case study of Melaka. Planning Malaysia: Journal of the Malaysian Institute of Planners, 16 (2). pp. 153-163. ISSN 1675-6215

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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 in Melaka. Content analysis was adopted to analyse the literature of urban form and Melaka. 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 findings 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: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 7316/66813
Uncontrolled Keywords: urban form, historical built environment, Melaka
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA100 Architecture and the state
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA4100 Special classes of buildings > NA4170 Public buildings
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA9000 Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying > NA9080 Urban planners
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Urban & Regional Planning
Depositing User: Dr Illyani Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2018 11:08
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2018 11:11
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/66813

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