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


  • Norhafizah Abdul Rahman Department of Built Environment Studies and Technology, College of Built Environment Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perak Branch, Malaysia
  • Izham Ghani Department of Built Environment Studies and Technology, College of Built Environment Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perak Branch, Malaysia
  • Ruwaidah Borhan Department of Built Environment Studies and Technology, College of Built Environment Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perak Branch, Malaysia
  • Tim Heath University of Nottingham, United Kingdom



Youth, Environmental Qualities, Friendly Commercial Street, Well-being, Quality of Life


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 vital factors shaping their street experiences: freedom from pollution and noise and protection from the elements are crucial. Additionally, greenery and seating along pedestrian routes are 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.


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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), 131–137.



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