Promotion of Inclusive Society through Therapeutic Sensory Stimulation Garden for the Intergenerational Society

Authors

  • Hazreena Hussein
  • Syaidatul Azzreen Ishak
  • Zaliha Omar

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v1i1.212

Abstract

 This paper introduces a joint program between the University of Malaya and Kuala Lumpur City Hall undertaking the Therapeutic Sensory Stimulation Garden at University of Malaya Medical Centre to promote an inclusive society through sensory therapy. Good universal design practices of sensory gardens visited in the UK, Singapore and Hong Kong highlighted. Outcomes showed that users’ engagement with the landscape features promotes positive developments in social behaviours. In contrary, it proved a weak partnership between practitioners, researchers, authorities and users as well as non-availability of design guidelines for these gardens. Both outcomes are a significant argument in the conclusion.

© 2016. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. 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.

Keywords: Inclusive society; intergenerational society; sensory garden; universal design.

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Published

2016-06-26

How to Cite

Hussein, H., Ishak, S. A., & Omar, Z. (2016). Promotion of Inclusive Society through Therapeutic Sensory Stimulation Garden for the Intergenerational Society. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 1(1), 161-168. https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v1i1.212