The Blue-Green Urban Living Labs of Kuala Lumpur


  • Jamalunlaili Abdullah Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
  • Raziah Ahmad Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
  • Muhammad Hafiz Zainal Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)



Urban living labs, Blue-Green Infrastructure, Innovation, societal challenges


The extraordinary societal challenges demand cities to be innovative and adaptable to the needs of urban citizens. In the Malaysian context, the Blue-Green Infrastructure (BGI) has not been well incorporated into the ULLs. This paper seeks to address this gap by exploring the potential of the Blue-Green Urban Living Labs (BGULLs) at the Sungai Bunus catchment area. Using Google Form, survey questionnaire is conducted among professionals and the public. Findings of this unprecedented study suggest the BGULLs offer beyond beautification works, and it is voicing the virtual idea of the BGULLs into a real setting that reflects the public-private-citizen partnerships.

Keywords: Urban living labs; Blue-Green Infrastructure; Innovation; societal challenges

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 Biographies

Jamalunlaili Abdullah, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)

Dean, Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Puncak Alam Campus, Selangor,  Malaysia

Raziah Ahmad, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)

Head, Centre of Studies for Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Puncak Alam Campus, Selangor,  Malaysia

Muhammad Hafiz Zainal, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)

Lecturer, Centre of Studies for Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Puncak Alam Campus, Selangor,  Malaysia


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How to Cite

Abdullah, J., Ahmad, R., & Zainal, M. H. (2020). The Blue-Green Urban Living Labs of Kuala Lumpur. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 5(13), 359–367.



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