Attributes of Urban Green Infrastructure (UGI) and its Use by Young Adults in Kuala Lumpur City

Mazlina Mansor, Nor Zalina Harun, Khalilah Zakariya

Abstract


Attachment to indoor activities has implications for young people in a city, such as sedentary behaviour. It may be the cause of the rise of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Nature in a city, i.e. Urban Green Infrastructure (UGI) is vital to overcome these issues. It acts as a reinforcement to promote healthy lifestyles. The study explores young people’s use and favourable attributes that attract them to UGI. A survey of young people (n=1397) was conducted in Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya. Safety, nature, cleanliness and design aspects are the attributes that UGI needs to reduce the sedentary indoor lifestyle of young people.

Keywords: Urban green infrastructure (UGI); Recreation; Leisure; Healthy lifestyle

eISSN: 2398-4287 © 2020. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). 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, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v5i13.2071


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Urban green infrastructure (UGI); Recreation; Leisure; Healthy lifestyle

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v5i13.2071

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