Concepts and Theories of Happiness of Population in Urban Neighbourhoods


  • Yusfida Ayu Abdullah Centre of Studies for Town and Regional Planning, Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, 40450 UiTM Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Farrah Lyana Zulkifli Centre of Postgraduate Studies, Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, 40450 UiTM Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia



Happiness, Happiness Theory, Urban Neighbourhood


In this paper, we impart on the notion of happiness and indicate the many beliefs and perspectives of happiness. The theory and concept of happiness are variously defined and interpreted by separate groups. It relates greatly to human’s emotions thus influential in affecting the people’s well-being. Most scholars often felt that happiness relates to wealth and health. Inevitably, the sentiment of happiness can be inspired by the surrounding environment and neighbourhood, facilities, family relationship, community and friends, and so forth. For this reason, it is important to uncover the perennial question of what constitute happiness within an urban neighbourhood.


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How to Cite

Abdullah, Y. A., & Zulkifli, F. L. (2016). Concepts and Theories of Happiness of Population in Urban Neighbourhoods. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 1(1), 260–268.

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