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Experiential contacts with green infrastructure's diversity and well-being of urban community

Mansor, Mazlina and Said, Ismail and Mohamad, Ismail (2012) Experiential contacts with green infrastructure's diversity and well-being of urban community. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 49 . pp. 257-26.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.07.024

Abstract

The study explores residents’ experiential contacts with green infrastructure in Taiping, a small town in Peninsular Malaysia. Green infrastructure network is green spaces linked by streets and waterways encircling and connecting urban areas, at all spatial scales. Questionnaires (n=335) and semi-structured interviews (n=33) explored the diversity of green infrastructure in Taiping and its relationship with well-being. The findings suggested that various green infrastructure afford the residents participation in physical, leisure and social activities. The participations trigger relaxation, comfort and satisfaction. Thus, provision and planning of green infrastructure with care by urban planners and designers are essential for urban fabrics.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Social, behavioral sciences
Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions:Built Environment
ID Code:46953
Deposited By: Haliza Zainal
Deposited On:22 Jun 2015 13:56
Last Modified:27 Sep 2017 12:30

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