Establishing a Greenway Network for University Campus

Bahri, Noraini and Said, Ismail (2010) Establishing a Greenway Network for University Campus. In: South-east Asia Technical University Consortium 4, 25th-26th February 2010, Shibaura Institute of Technology, Tokyo.

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Abstract

Greenway is a route to connect people with places. It is a multi-objective planning approach in order to alleviate the quality of campus environment as well as its identity as an academic village. In the university campus, the greenway provides spaces for campus users to perform outdoor activities such as jogging, walking and biking in the pleasant environment. Thus, a campus greenway is composed of treed streets, pedestrian way, cycle way and river or lake corridors connecting play fields, gardens and squares. To establish a greenway in university campus, road reserve is used as a main linear resource that has a ready network of a linear corridor. The road reserve is also can be used as a campus greenway to function as a space connector, alternative route and communal space. Inasmuch, the foremost challenge in establishing a campus greenway is to encounter the fragmentation of each physical element such as walkway and trees along the road reserve. This study analyzed the physical characteristics of each linear (walkway) and non-linear element (trees and nodes) which constitute a greenway in a university campus. The study has measured the variables such as connectivity, naturalness and nodes within and along the campus road reserve. The study has conducted site inventory and observation by using a checklist table and site photograph. All the data collected then were inserted into a GIS by using ArcGIS 9 (ArcMAP release version 9.1) to be systematically visualized and analyzed. Thus, the study has identified the factors affecting a current formation of campus greenway were (1) too narrow road reserve and (2) too many gaps (breaks) and barriers obstructing the flow of pedestrians or cyclists to travel along the greenway. The gaps were road junctions, opened drains and discontinuous walkway, and the barriers were signage boards and lighting poles improperly located on walkways. The study implies that establishing the greenway in campus should consider every elements and its various forms and functions were intimately connected.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Greenway, Space Connector, Alternative Route, Communal Space, GIS
Divisions: Faculty of Built Environment > Landscape Architecture
Depositing User: FAB IR Admin
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2013 05:47
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2013 05:47
URI: http://epublication.fab.utm.my/id/eprint/128

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