The Need for Good Social Behavior through People Friendly Urban Streets


  • Norhafizah Abdul Rahman
  • Izham Ghani
  • Azrul Bahaluddin
  • Nur Huzeima Hussain



This paper explores the notion of people’-friendly streets. The primary concern is to identify the people’s need for social behaviours on urban streets. The street environment is examined in respect of the physical qualities through the analysis of questionnaire surveys. Structured observations of the users’ activities and physical environment of the street was conducted as part of the multi-method approach. The users’ needs of a user- friendly street in the Malaysian context are mainly similar to the previous theories developed by other countries, especially the developed ones. However, the attributes that contribute to the factors vary for each context.

Keywords: Urban streets; social behaviour; people’s need;  people-friendly

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

Abdul Rahman, N., Ghani, I., Bahaluddin, A., & Hussain, N. H. (2017). The Need for Good Social Behavior through People Friendly Urban Streets. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 2(5), 469-477.

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