Creating Good Social Behavior through User-friendly Street Environment

  • Norhafizah Abdul Rahman Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA Perak, 32610 Bandar Seri Iskandar, Perak, Malaysia
  • Izham Ghani Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA Perak, 32610 Bandar Seri Iskandar, Perak, Malaysia
  • Azrul Bahaluddin Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA Perak, 32610 Bandar Seri Iskandar, Perak, Malaysia
  • Nur Huzeima Hussain Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA Perak, 32610 Bandar Seri Iskandar, Perak, Malaysia
Keywords: Urban streets, social behaviour, people’s need, user-friendly

Abstract

This paper explores the notion of user-friendly streets. The primary concern is to identify the people’s need for social behaviours on street environment. The urban street environment is examined in respect of the physical qualities through the analysis of questionnaire surveys. Structured observations of the users’ activities and physical environment of the street was conducted as part of the multi-method approach. The users’ needs of a user- friendly street in the Malaysian context are mainly similar to the previous theories developed by other countries, especially the developed ones. However, the attributes that contribute to the factors vary for each context.

Keywords: Urban streets; social behaviour; people’s need; user-friendly

eISSN 2398-4279 © 2018. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia. 

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Published
2018-07-19
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