Community-responsive Design Guidelines for Urban Street Corridor in Medan, Indonesia: Some Preliminary Ideas


  • Achmad Delianur Nasution Universitas Sumatera Utara
  • Wahyuni Zahrah Universitas Sumatera Utara



design guideline, urban street corridor, public space, community-responsive design


The objective of the paper is to formulate the corridors design guidelines that focus on the local community’s needs. The exploration of the ideas is based on our commercial street-corridors studies in 2016-2018 in Medan, Indonesia. The methodology used a qualitative approach, which was started by summarizing the main findings of previous studies. In this stage, the study highlighted the people’s characteristics and requirements, the physical quality of the corridors, and the relevant regulation to be considered.  Next, the preliminary ideas were formulated to guide the aspects of access and linkage, functions and activities, physical qualities and facilities, management, and the implementation strategy.

Keywords: design guideline; urban street corridor; public space; community-responsive design

eISSN: 2398-4287© 2019. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bsby e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license ( Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, UniversitiTeknologi MARA, Malaysia.


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How to Cite

Nasution, A. D., & Zahrah, W. (2019). Community-responsive Design Guidelines for Urban Street Corridor in Medan, Indonesia: Some Preliminary Ideas. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 4(10), 181-187.



Urban Environment / Urban Psychology

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