The Significance Of Green Infrastructure Experience To Physical Well-Being Of Residents In Small Town

Mansor, Mazlina and Said, Ismail and Mohamad, Ismail (2009) The Significance Of Green Infrastructure Experience To Physical Well-Being Of Residents In Small Town. In: iNTA-SEGA 2009 : Bridging Innovation, Technology and Tradition, 2th-4th December 2009, Bangkok.

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Abstract

The study investigates how the presence of green infrastructure network enhances residents’ physical well-being. It examines the relationship of green infrastructure experience to physical well-being of residents in Taiping, a small town in Central Peninsular Malaysia. Green infrastructure network is a composite of open spaces and greenery linked by walkways, streets, waterways and drainage ways around and between urban areas, at all spatial scales. Results of survey (n=335) and semi-structured interview (n=33) showed that, regardless of ages, residents frequently visited the green infrastructure. The effects from the engagement induced active living and wellness. A modest relationship suggests that the green spaces allow residents to experience active and leisure activities, which in turn affect physical well-being. The findings implicate that the existence of green infrastructure network is essential in an urban fabric that may foster well-being.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Built Environment > Landscape Architecture
Depositing User: FAB IR Admin
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2013 05:48
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2013 05:49
URI: http://epublication.fab.utm.my/id/eprint/143

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