Activity as an Attribute to Place Attachment in Kuching Riverfront Promenade, Malaysia

Karsono, Bambang and Atthaillah, Atthaillah and Deni, Deni (2015) Activity as an Attribute to Place Attachment in Kuching Riverfront Promenade, Malaysia. Jurnal Teknologi. ISSN 2180-3722 (In Press)

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Place attachment is known as relationship of function and emotional features between people and place which creates meaning. Some common discussions focus on significance of physical features and activities in developing identity and quality of place. Nevertheless, place attachment in public open spaces is not only related to association of people and its physical environment, yet it also involves perceptive of a place, whether it is a negative or a positive impact. Allowing for this issue, the research examines the activity as an attributes which influenced place attachment in Kuching Riverfront Promenade (KRP), a popular public space among local people. By using a mixed method approach, this research covers subject of place attachment. Field survey and interviews were lead to a certain area of the promenade with an overall of 165 respondents and 18 stall operators were interviewed. The findings point out that the respondents have a strong association with the local environment and it exerts effect on the identity of the place. Keywords: activity, attribute, place attachment, public space.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering > Department of Architecture Engineering
Depositing User: Bambang Karsono ST.,MT., Ph.D
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2016 16:15
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2016 16:15

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