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Urban public space as social interaction space: case study in Petaling Street

Ab Rahman, Syakir Amir and Azizan, Ainina and Zahari, Rustam Khairi and Asmawi, M.Zainora (2020) Urban public space as social interaction space: case study in Petaling Street. Journal of Tourism, Hospitality and Environment Management, 5 (19). pp. 90-101. E-ISSN 0128-178X

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Abstract

Despite the fading cultural value as a Chinatown, the relationship of the society and its public space is a form of a natural phenomenon that is inseparable. The changing functions of public space in Malaysia were identified to decrease the quality of social and cultural activities in Petaling Street. Therefore, this study aims to explore urban public spaces as the main social driver in crating interaction in Petaling Street, Kuala Lumpur. The relationship between attributes of the urban public space and visitor retention were analyzed in this study. In terms of social interaction, the user activities were interrelated with the sociability of the urban space. The questionnaire survey was selected as the main medium for data collection distributed to the visitors and locals within the Klang Valley who have visited Petaling Street Chinatown. A total of 150 respondents involved and the analysis shows that street furniture does affect their preferences in an urban public space. Furthermore, the time spent by respondents will increase depending on the external factors such as weather and aesthetics. On the other hand, the internal factor that contributes to the number of visitors in Petaling Street Chinatown is their accompanying traveler which in the context of a solo traveler, the street should be celebrated with vibrancy.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 7642/80956
Uncontrolled Keywords: Visitor, Urban Public Space, Interaction, Street Furniture
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races > HT101 Urban groups. The city. Urban sociology
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA9000 Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA9000 Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying > NA9080 Urban planners
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Urban & Regional Planning
Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Depositing User: Dr. Syakir Amir Ab. Rahman
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2020 16:52
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2020 16:52
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/80956

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