Demystifying the Roles of Streets towards Improving Urban Quality of Life


  • Zainuddin Ab Rahman
  • Sharifah Khalizah Syed Othman Thani
  • Rafiuddin Roslan



This conceptual paper aims to demystify how the quality of streets could facilitate the street culture and shaping greater urban qualities. Numerous scholars believed that certain streets had contributed an utmost factor in shaping man's civilisation. The development of modern cities has contributed to a great loss of streets significance as spaces for socialising and dwelling in the local peoples' needs. The outcome of this paper is hoping to guide the practitioners, policy makers and urban designers to incorporate the inclusive street design towards providing a better quality of urban life.  

Keywords: Urban street; Inclusive street design; City’s livability; Quality of life

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 ( 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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How to Cite

Ab Rahman, Z., Syed Othman Thani, S. K., & Roslan, R. (2017). Demystifying the Roles of Streets towards Improving Urban Quality of Life. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 2(5), 427-437.