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Localising design for health through understanding local geography and culture - a retrospective

Mohd Nawawi, Norwina (2021) Localising design for health through understanding local geography and culture - a retrospective. In: Global Forum For Sustainable Rural Development Presents Global Conference On Localising Sustainable Development Goals(Sdgs) Theme: 3 Good Health And Well Being, 20-21 February 2021, Virtual. (Unpublished)

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Health and Wellbeing, as defined by SDG 3, is based on many factors apart from physical health to include healthcare systems, mental health and community health. In design for health to meet SDG3, this presentation redefined the concept of health shared from findings by many researches after many years of practice and research. Health, to be effective, should be sourced from within the community itself. From content analysis and job experiences, the outcome of this research denotes that the design of facilities for health need not be stipulated to only medical & healthcare facilities only but begins from the home and the community. In this phenomenon, findings show the geography where the people originate/live, and their cultural root sets behavioural conduct that is accepted as influencing the state of health. The focus of health from womb to tomb runs true for all mankind. However, the western ways of designing the built environment perceived as modern need to be reviewed to concur with the needs of the locality. As history has proven itself with the occurrence of the pandemic, the practice of aged old hygiene and well being from respective cultures and geography have an impact on the betterment of our own health.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Slide Presentation)
Additional Information: 2915/88670
Uncontrolled Keywords: Localising, Health, Wellbeing Design, Culture, Geography
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA4100 Special classes of buildings
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA960 Medical Centers. Hospitals. Dispensaries. Clinics
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 Architecture
Depositing User: Ar Dr Norwina Mohd Nawawi
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2021 15:18
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2021 15:19
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/88670

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