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


  • Mazlina Mansor Department of Landscape Architecture Kulliyyah of Architecture & Environmental Design (KAED) International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
  • Nor Zalina Harun Institute of The Malay World and Civlization, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
  • Khalilah Zakariya Department of Landscape Architecture, Kulliyyah of Architecture & Environmental Design, International Islamic University Malaysia



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


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 ( 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.

Author Biography

Mazlina Mansor, Department of Landscape Architecture Kulliyyah of Architecture & Environmental Design (KAED) International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)

Assistant Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture, KAED, IIUM.


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How to Cite

Mansor, M., Harun, N. Z., & Zakariya, K. (2020). Attributes of Urban Green Infrastructure (UGI) and its Use by Young Adults in Kuala Lumpur City. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 5(13), 3–11.

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