Youth-Friendly Streets: Promoting Well-Being in Malaysian Cities


  • Norhafizah Abdul Rahman Universiti Teknologi MARA Malaysia
  • Izham Ghani Universiti Teknologi MARA Malaysia
  • Ruwaidah Borhan Universiti Teknologi MARA Malaysia
  • Tim Heath University of Nottingham, United Kingdom


Urban environments have a significant impact on the well-being and development of young people. This paper examines the qualities of comfort and convenience that meet the needs of youth groups on urban commercial streets in Malaysia. Surveying a hundred youths unveils key factors shaping their street experiences: freedom from pollution, and noise, and protection from the elements are crucial. Additionally, greenery and seating along pedestrian routes emerge as essential for their comfort. These findings underscore the significance of designing streets that cater to youth, promoting their well-being and sense of belonging. in the Malaysian context.




How to Cite

Abdul Rahman, N., Ghani, I., Borhan, R., & Heath, T. (2024). Youth-Friendly Streets: Promoting Well-Being in Malaysian Cities. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 9(29). Retrieved from



Urban Environment / Urban Psychology

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