Md Dali, M., 2004, Urban open spaces uses as a function of lifestyle and space characteristics: the Malaysian context, in: OPENspace, ‘Open space, people space’, OPENspace, Edinburgh
- Author : Md Dali, M.
- Year : 2004
- Published in Book : Open space, people space
- Abstract in English : The provision of urban open spaces is a central issue in urban planning and development. However, it has been in long-term decline due to local government rationalization of spending and services, with development pressure come issues such as traffic congestion, air pollution, shortage of housing, insufficient social facilities and lack of recreational and urban open spaces. Park has been regarded as least important aspect of land use urban planning on one hand, but has received significant attention from the public. Achieving a balance between the users and providers will be the greatest challenge facing urban planners in the post-modern age. In a situation where evaluation is rare, this survey explores the relationship between the urban park provision and residents, in this case the use pattern and spatial qualities of existing parks. The discussion draws on a survey of three residential local parks in Kuala Lumpur and a review of local park planning, in the context of enhancing the public realm.
- Comments/Notes : KEYWORDS: urban development, urban open spaces functions, open space management. [paper 5 p.]