Green Neighbourhood Adaptive Model for Urban Living: A Conceptual Review

Authors

  • Puziah Ahmad
  • Alamah Misni
  • Siti Mazwin Kamaruddin
  • Nurazureen Daud

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v2i5.690

Abstract

Green Neighborhood can be defined as a neighborhood area that meets the needs of peoples’ daily activities and allows communities to control pollution, save energy, increase employment, decrease crime rates, develop friendships, practice on-site renewable energy methods and preserve agricultural and environmentally sensitive areas. In such an environment, people make easy access to their home, workplaces, public facilities, transit facilities and green spaces within a comfortable walking scale. The guidance is aimed at assisting local authorities and agencies to implement five (5) selected green neighborhood initiatives; Provision of Pedestrian Walkway, Provision of Bicycle Lane, rainwater Harvesting System, Waste Composting and  Community Farming.

Keywords: Green Neighbourhood; Environment; Community

ISSN: 2398-4287© 2017. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA 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) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

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Published

2017-03-19

How to Cite

Ahmad, P., Misni, A., Kamaruddin, S. M., & Daud, N. (2017). Green Neighbourhood Adaptive Model for Urban Living: A Conceptual Review. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 2(5), 55-63. https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v2i5.690

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Section

Community Environment / Social Psychology

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