Grey to Green: Rehabilitation of urban dump site through regenerative landscape design


  • Sharifah Khalizah Syed Othman Thani
  • Noorjannah Abdul Rahim
  • Nik Hanita Nik Mohamad
  • Nor Hanisah Mohd Hashim



Attempt to rehabilitate the degraded land has been made, and has evidenced many successful redevelopments atop of the land. This paper attempts to look into the specific role of landscape architects in remedying the former dump site. The conceptual design by using principles of the regenerative landscape has been experimented through the proposed remediation of ex-landfill in Mukim Krubong, Malacca. Utilisation of the tropical plant species as an adaptive mechanism to ecologically remedying the contaminated land has been identified. It is hoped that the findings of this paper could contribute to expanding knowledge for sustainable landscape regeneration.

© 2016. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (

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: Regenerative landscape design; urban dump site; rehabilitation; Mukim Krubong ex-landfill


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How to Cite

Syed Othman Thani, S. K., Abdul Rahim, N., Nik Mohamad, N. H., & Mohd Hashim, N. H. (2016). Grey to Green: Rehabilitation of urban dump site through regenerative landscape design. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 1(3), 193-202.

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