Criteria for Sustainable Landscape Maintenance: Addressing Cost Implication

Authors

  • Zulkefle Ayob Landscape Architecture Program, Department of Built Environment Studies and Technology, Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perak Branch, 32610, Seri Iskandar, Perak, Malaysia.
  • Suriati Ahmad Landscape Architecture Program, Department of Built Environment Studies and Technology, Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perak Branch, 32610, Seri Iskandar, Perak, Malaysia.
  • Ibrahim Abdallah Shinbira Department of Architecture and Urban Planning, Misurata University, Misurata, Libya.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v7i20.3316

Keywords:

Urban Parks, Maintenance Procedure, Cost Effective, Sustainable Maintenance Process

Abstract

The upkeeping of urban public parks involves tedious maintenance to sure their functionality, purpose and it involves an immense amount to maintain our public parks. This mixed-methodology research examines the cost-efficiency and strategies to mitigate this issue. The first phase established an experts’ verified checklist of maintenance procedures establishing the themes, parameters, and attributes for cost-effective maintenance. Phase two involves Semi-structured Interviews with selected professionals and practitioners focusing on issues related to the current landscape maintenance practice and its operational cost. The study’s findings suggest six components that link effective maintenance with cost-efficiency.

Keywords: Urban Parks, Maintenance Procedure, Cost-effective, Sustainable Maintenance Process

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

2022-06-30

How to Cite

Ayob, Z., Ahmad, S. ., & Shinbira, I. A. . (2022). Criteria for Sustainable Landscape Maintenance: Addressing Cost Implication. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 7(20), 315-322. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v7i20.3316