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Road orientation of housing subdivision in Majlis Bandaraya Iskandar Puteri, Malaysia

Ling, J. L. S. and Che' Man, Noordini and Majid, M. R. (2020) Road orientation of housing subdivision in Majlis Bandaraya Iskandar Puteri, Malaysia. In: 1st International Conference on Planning towards Sustainability, ICoPS 2019, 6 November 2019 - 7 November 2019, Surakarta, Central Java Province, Indonesia.


Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1755-1315/447/1/012075


Street network is a city crucial element. The current guidelines of road design generally include road width, cross-sections and street hierarchy which are to be taken into consideration during the design phase of the network. Research have shown that road orientation affects the quality of a housing subdivision. However, there are limited studies on street orientation with most of them concentrating on the effects of the orientation on housing subdivision rather than the factors which give rise to its orientation. This research aims to analyse the street network of housing subdivisions located within Majlis Bandaraya Iskandar Puteri (MBIP) to identify the aspects which influence its orientation. Street networks of 71 housing subdivisions under the administration of MBIP were extracted using the OS Mnx Python programming tool to visualize the street networks in terms of polar charts. The findings of the study imply that the size of a housing subdivision does not affect the manner of streets within it are designed. Street pattern is associated with the time of development and the socioeconomic status of the community within the housing subdivision. Such findings contribute to better understanding of street orientation and can assist urban planners to create a better living environment.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:road design, socio-economic status, street network, street pattern, urban planners
Subjects:N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA9000-9284 City planning
Divisions:Built Environment
ID Code:91747
Deposited By: Yanti Mohd Shah
Deposited On:28 Jul 2021 16:42
Last Modified:28 Jul 2021 16:42

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