Can Street be Justice to Women Pedestrian?

Authors

  • Nurul Shakila Khalid Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, UniversitiTeknologi Mara (UiTM) CawanganSelangor, KampusPuncakAlam 42300 Bandar PuncakAlam, Selangor, Malaysia.
  • Yusfida Ayu Abdullah Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, UniversitiTeknologi Mara (UiTM) CawanganSelangor, KampusPuncakAlam 42300 Bandar PuncakAlam, Selangor, Malaysia.
  • Na’asah Nasrudin Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, UniversitiTeknologi Mara (UiTM) CawanganSelangor, KampusPuncakAlam 42300 Bandar PuncakAlam, Selangor, Malaysia.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ajqol.v5i18.203

Abstract

The research aims to examine the spatial dominance by evaluating the relationship between the spatial configuration of streets network and the proportion of pedestrians. In analyzing the street networks in Space Syntax, the question arises; to what extent the movement and activity may explain street integration among gender-based pedestrians. The result found that there is a correlation between spatial configurative analyses and women present in the streets -the more integrated and localized streets attract more women pedestrians compared to the men. The research is relevant to spatial design interventions and policymaking to improve the gender-equal access to public space.

Keywords: spatial dominance; street; women pedestrian; space syntax

eISSN 2398-4279 ©2020 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.v5i18.203

Published

2020-04-10

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