Keterikatan Tempat pada Promenad Tebing Sungai di Malaysia

Karsono, Bambang (2013) Keterikatan Tempat pada Promenad Tebing Sungai di Malaysia. Doctoral thesis, Universiti Sains Malaysia.


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Most cities in Malaysia begin their historical existence on the banks of the river. The designs of riverfront are always changing due to the level of urbanization and technological advances. As a result, the physical environment of riverfront directly affects the identity of place. Relationship of functional and emotional elements (affectively) between people and place creates a meaning; this process is known as place attachment. Because of inappropriate physical changes, the meaning of place will decline and place attachment gradually reduced. In urban design, some general discussion focused on the importance of physical elements and activities to develop identity and atmosphere of place, however, study on place attachment in the public open space is usually received with less attention. Considering this issue, the study focuses to examine the place attachment and its influencing factors in the context of riverfront promenade, a public space that is common found in Malaysia. By using a mixed method approach (qualitative and quantitative), this research covers two main areas namely urban design and environmental psychology. A framework is constructed for understanding the factors that influence the level of user’s attachment to the place. Survey and interview were conducted in two selected places, i.e.: Sarawak Riverfront Promenade (P-TSS) in Kuching and Malacca Riverfront Promenade (P-TSM) in Malacca. A total of 330 respondents were involved in the questionnaire and 36 people participated in the interview. Observations have been carried out to obtain the physical and visual characters parallel with the urban character assessment in order to discover the level of place support users’ activities. Data processing and analysis were conducted by triangulation method and results of the data gathering as a research findings were processed based on the objective of the study. The findings indicated that the place attachment affects consumers' perceptions of the riverfront promenade. Beside its physical quality, the place is also known through the attachment and through the meaning of the users. Results from the study indicated that several factors influence the form and level of user’s attachment, which focused on the: familiarity to the place, a length of engagement, place dependency, background of the users and users’ role. This study contributes to the human relationship with the place and has important implications for urban designers, architects and landscape architects in creating a good place. A good place may enhance the socio-economic as well as image creation that becomes the pride of the locals.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering > Department of Architecture Engineering
Depositing User: Bambang Karsono ST.,MT., Ph.D
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2016 01:57
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2016 01:57

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