Walkable Environment: Building resilient and healthy cities post-pandemicc

Authors

  • Wan Nurul Mardiah Wan Mohd Rani Deputy Director II, Institut Sultan Iskandar, UniversitiTeknologi Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Siti Fatimah Ilani Bilyamin PhD Student, Razak Faculty of Technology and Informatics, UniversitiTeknologi Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Noor Ismah Hashim Business Research Executive, Institut Sultan Iskandar, UniversitiTeknologi Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Santy Paulla Dewi Lecturer, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Diponegoro Semarang,

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v7i19.3259

Keywords:

Walkable environment, resilient, healthy city, COVID-19 pandemic

Abstract

This paper explores the urban population's walking behaviour and mobility pattern within a walkable environment in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the selected neighbourhood in Klang Valley, Malaysia. Data was collected through an online questionnaire survey. The key findings revealed that the pandemic limits pedestrian movement and changes their travelling methods due to the Malaysian government’s Movement Control Order (MCO). As a result, walking and public transportation usage have declined due to the fear of proximity in public areas. Hence, further recommendations are required to ensure walking sustainability for daily routines whilst promoting resilient and healthy cities.

Keywords: Walkable environment, resilient, healthy city, COVID-19 pandemic keywords)

eISSN: 2398-4287© 2022. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bsby 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, UniversitiTeknologi MARA, Malaysia.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v7i19.3259

Published

2022-03-31

How to Cite

Wan Mohd Rani, W. N. M., Bilyamin, S. F. I., Hashim , N. I. ., & Paulla Dewi , S. . (2022). Walkable Environment: Building resilient and healthy cities post-pandemicc . Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 7(19), 373-381. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v7i19.3259

Issue

Section

Urban Environment / Urban Psychology

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