Urban Public Space Revitalisation Strategies for George Town World Heritage Site

Authors

  • Dasimah Omar Centre of Studies for Town and Regional Planning, Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA Kampus Puncak Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Maimunah Ramlee Centre of Studies for Postgraduate Studies, Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA Shah Alam, Malaysia
  • Rozyah Mohd Yunus Centre of Studies for Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA Kampus Puncak Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Zalina Samadi Centre of Studies for Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA Kampus Puncak Alam, Selangor, Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v3i7.1235

Keywords:

Public space, Urban revitalisation, Revitalisation strategies

Abstract

Revitalization of urban public space is a mechanism to redevelop the public space area in Core Zone, George Town World Heritage Site (GTWHS) in accordance with the development growth and population. This paper discussed the factors of revitalization which are related to urban public space. The objectives of this paper are to analyze the characteristics of urban public space which could effectively be adopted for revitalisation purposes; and how to generate the public space more functional with positive influence on modern urban life. A combination of qualitative and quantitative research method was applied. The recommendations can contribute to improve the planning and management of urban public space in GTWHS, Pulau Pinang.

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Published

2018-03-02

How to Cite

Omar, D., Ramlee, M., Mohd Yunus, R., & Samadi, Z. (2018). Urban Public Space Revitalisation Strategies for George Town World Heritage Site. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 3(7), 285-291. https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v3i7.1235

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Section

Local Cultural / Heritage Environment (Food included)

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