The Significance of Uniqueness, Comfort, Security and Safety to Place Attachment

Karsono, Bambang and Indira, Sri Shindi and Deni, Deni (2015) The Significance of Uniqueness, Comfort, Security and Safety to Place Attachment. Jurnal Teknologi. ISSN 2180-3722 (In Press)

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Uniqueness, comfort, security and safety are attributes in a place that can influence the place attachment. Place attachment is the relationship of function and emotional components between people and place that creates meaning. Place attachment in public open spaces is usually related with the bond of the people and its physical environment and also the perception either negative or positive of the place. This research examine the role of uniqueness, comfort, security and safety as attributes which influenced the place attachment in the Kuching Riverfront Promenade (KRP), a popular public space among the locals people. Mixed method approach was using in this research to discovers the role of attributes to place attachment. A total of 165 respondents and 18 stall operators were interviewed, at the same time field survey was conducted in a selected area of the promenade. Findings indicated that the attributes : uniqueness, comfort, security and safety have a strong impact to respondents to identify the local environment and it exerts influence on the place attachment. Keywords: place attachment, uniqueness, comfort, security and safety.

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 16:16
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2016 16:16

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