Establishing new urban green spaces classification for Malaysian cities

Establishing new urban green spaces classification for Malaysian cities. In: IFLA Asia Pacific Congress 2014, 25-30 April 2014, Pullman, Kuching Sarawak. (Unpublished) (2014)


It is estimated that over 50 per cent of the world’s population now reside in urban areas. Moreover, the United Nations (2010) projects that the world’s urban areas will absorb all of the global population growth over the next four decades, as well as continue to draw some of the
rural population. Urban green is often at the center of the debate on urban sustainability, as it is so essential for quality of life. Urban green and open spaces have different values like: ecological, economic, social ....
In urban planning usually there is a conflict between urban development and environmental maintenance, the reality, is that city development often takes place at the
expense of green spaces, in the other word environment is sacrificed in order to benefit urban development. Because of the growth of built-up areas in developing cities has continued to occupy areas referred as green spaces, it almost seems as if green and open spaces have
been deliberately left undefined in order to accommodate their subsequent takeover. Interviews with experts and professors in this area have shown that there is potential to create a new classification for green and spaces, which contain all kinds of urban green spaces in Malaysian cities despite their ownership, maintenance, and status. Hopefully this classification which defines urban green spaces in the appropriate categories, will be used in master plans to provide policies enough for maintaining them.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: Urban green space, Classification, Development pressure
Taxonomy: By Subject > Architecture, Planning & Surveying > Town Planning
By Subject > Architecture, Planning & Surveying > Landscape Architecture
Agencies of Resources: Non-Governmental Organisation > Institute of Landscape Architects Malaysia (ILAM) | Email fr Nurazlinda Mohd Noor Madi (Administrative Officer) - 28/7/2020
Local Content Hub: Subjects > Architecture, Planning & Surveying
Depositing User: Shahidatul Akhmam Rambeli
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2020 02:09
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2020 02:09
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