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The role and significance of roof top gardens towards sustainable urban development in Malaysia

Mohd. Raid, Maryanti and Hussin, Khadijah and Suratman, Robiah (2014) The role and significance of roof top gardens towards sustainable urban development in Malaysia. In: 5th International Graduate Conference on Engineering Science & Humanity 2014 (IGCESH 2014), 19-21 August, 2014, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

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Abstract

Rooftop garden is a modification of modern landscape which has the potential to contribute towards sustainable urban development. Many studies have highlighted the role of rooftop garden as a tool to assist urban area to solve environmental issues effectively. Among its greater impact towards the environment are include mitigating urban heat island phenomenon, energy saving, maintaining thermal comfort, managing storm water and also improving the ecological value of the site through preserving habitat for small species of animal especially birds and insects. These roles are well documented and recognized in Europe as well as several Asian countries especially Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan. However, this article attempts to explore the role and significance of this landscape in Malaysia and how this landscape can assist cities to improve the living environment of urban dwellers. It is hoped that the research information from this article is useful to promote rooftop garden or green roof as one of the way to create a healthy environment living and a balanced between the physical development and preservation of urban green space in the city.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:urban heat island, ecological
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races > HT101-395 Sociology, Urban
Divisions:Geoinformation and Real Estate
ID Code:61101
Deposited By: Fazli Masari
Deposited On:14 Mar 2017 08:41
Last Modified:14 Mar 2017 08:41

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