Influences of Boundary Space Amelioration on Residents' Key Perceptions in Communities

  • Heng Zhang Department of Architecture, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
  • Yu-Hao Ou Department of Architecture, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
  • Yu-Min Chang Department of Architecture, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

Abstract

Boundary space amelioration (BSA) aims to eliminate barriers between two sites and activate the grey residual space in-between. School campus in Taiwan is often surrounded by walls, which blocks its connection to communities and often creates security concerns. School campus has become the most popular target for BSA, which tries to turn it into a functional and aesthetic space. This study intends to explore the influences of campus BSA within a community, especially its relationships with neighborhood safety, perceived change and place attachment. The result shows that the improvement of boundary environment has a significant influence on all three perceptions.

Keywords: Environmental design; Neighborhood safety; Perceived change; Place attachment

eISSN 2398-4279 © 2019. 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. 
DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/ajqol.v4i16.193

Published
2019-04-06
Section
Articles