Green Pause in a City: Design elements of a pocket park in Kuala Lumpur

Authors

  • Hazreena Hussein Centre for Sustainable Urban Planning & Real Estate, Faculty of Built Environment, University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Loh Khai Jhung Department of Architecture, Faculty of Built Environment, University Malaya, Malaysia
  • Heng Zhang Institute of Environmental and Behavioural Studies, Department of Architecture, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v7i19.3206

Keywords:

Design elements, Laman Tun Perak, Pocket Park, Urban Green Spaces

Abstract

Pocket Park, a small-scale open urban green space valued as community assets, is introduced as an alternative for urban parks within limited space constraints. However, research on pocket parks, explicitly in Kuala Lumpur, is scarce compared to Western cities. This study looked into the design elements of Laman Tun Perak to investigate its significance to the urbanites. The objectives are to identify how the pocket park is utilised and determine its design elements. The design elements of a pocket park are connectivity and permeability, safety, comfort, and activities.

Keywords: Design elements, Laman Tun Perak, Pocket Park, Urban Green Spaces

eISSN: 2398-4287 © 2022. 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 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians/Africans/Arabians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

Published

2022-03-31

How to Cite

Hussein, H., Khai Jhung , L. ., & Zhang , H. (2022). Green Pause in a City: Design elements of a pocket park in Kuala Lumpur. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 7(19), 191-200. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v7i19.3206

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