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Inheriting the city: Historic urban landscape of George Town UNESCO World Heritage Site

Che Amat, Rohayah (2018) Inheriting the city: Historic urban landscape of George Town UNESCO World Heritage Site. Planning Malaysia, 16 (1). pp. 205-210. ISSN 1675-6215

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This research presents the value of historic urban landscape (HUL) elements in influencing the character of George Town UNESCO World Heritage Site (WHS), Penang, Malaysia. The values were perceived by the local community of different social-cultural groups that occupied the study area. The historic urban landscape elements constitute towards the protection of its townscape. The identification of the heritage elements influenced by the community interaction with their environment. This study also helps to define the character of a place, as well as reflecting its historical significance. The study adopted four techniques to gather both qualitative and quantitative data, including questionnaire survey, in-depth interview, visual survey and content analysis. In general, the local community has the capability in valuing the historic urban landscape values. The outcomes of their perceptions became the statement of the historic urban landscape values, which are expected to lead to the development of the areas. The community evaluation and perception can be expanded in implementing any development of the historic urban area by the authority.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Character, Historic Urban Landscape
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions:Razak School of Engineering and Advanced Technology
ID Code:84581
Deposited By: Widya Wahid
Deposited On:27 Feb 2020 03:05
Last Modified:27 Feb 2020 03:05

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