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The traditional shopping street and its attractions to the users

Sulaiman, Ahmad Bashri and Shamsuddin, Shuhana and Jaafar, Nor Haslina (2008) The traditional shopping street and its attractions to the users. In: Urban Design Issues In The Developing World: The Case Of Malaysia And Nigeria. Penerbit UTM, Johor, pp. 42-63. ISBN 978-983-52-0564-4

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The street is one of the earliest components of the urban spaces known to man and the most prominent “public open space” which plays an important role especially in Asian Cities, including Malaysia. It determines the urban pattern of the cities by creating its ‘sense of place’. The street, apart from playing the most important role as a channel for communication, also generates outdoor activities that are vital for the visual introduction of the urban dwellers. Much can be learned about the culture of a society from the way streets are used (Jacobs,1995) thus making conservation of ‘the life’ of traditional streets an important endeavour in maintaining the sense of place of our cities. Sense of place is concerned with the physical and cultural characteristics that evolve through time and evoking the ‘genius loci’ of each town or city (Shuhana & A. Bashri, 2002).

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:shopping street, building attractions
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions:Management and Human Resource Development (Formerly known)
ID Code:27762
Deposited By: Fazli Masari
Deposited On:10 Aug 2012 08:34
Last Modified:05 Feb 2017 01:52

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