Evaluating Multi-dimensional Human Needs in Open Spaces: Taman Tasik Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia


  • Dasimah Omar
  • Filzani Illia Ibrahim
  • Nik Hanita Nik Mohamad




The paper aims to provide valuable insight of the various dimensions of human needs’ and their perceived benefits towards open spaces. This study employed a mixed method research design involving both quantitative and qualitative methods that were utilised to identify and evaluate the human-human interaction and human-nature interaction in the area of study. Primary data was gathered by using questionnaire survey that administered to 428 respondents as visitors to a public park. The finding of this study is intended to show the main domains that reflect human needs’ toward open spaces together with perceived benefits to the open spaces users.

© 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: Open spaces; physical health; outdoor urban environment; human interaction


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How to Cite

Omar, D., Ibrahim, F. I., & Nik Mohamad, N. H. (2016). Evaluating Multi-dimensional Human Needs in Open Spaces: Taman Tasik Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 1(2), 96-105. https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v1i2.259



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