Children’s Participation in Urban Heat Island Mitigation Strategies in Malaysia: A report of workshops for promoting green spaces in residential neighborhood

Chiharu, Sakamoto and Tetsu, Kubota and Said, Ismail and Rasidi, Mohd Hisyam (2011) Children’s Participation in Urban Heat Island Mitigation Strategies in Malaysia: A report of workshops for promoting green spaces in residential neighborhood. In: Architectural Institute of Japan, Tokyo, Japan.

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Abstract

The goal of this study is to develop a participatory workshop method for use with children to help mitigate urban heat island in developing countries. It has been widely reported that green areas play a significant role to create cool spots in cities and divide urban heat island (UHI). Thus, this study attempts to find out the means to promote green spaces in urban areas through a participatory approach. Since children account for a large portion of the population in most of the developing countries, this study focuses especially on the children’s participation. Three workshops were conducted with about 50 elementary school children (fourth and fifth year) in one of the typical neighborhoods in the city of Johor Bahru, Malaysia. This paper summarizes the results of these workshops for discussing the possibility of the program as a participatory approach for mitigating UHI.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Built Environment > Landscape Architecture
Depositing User: FAB IR Admin
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2013 05:58
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2013 05:58
URI: http://epublication.fab.utm.my/id/eprint/278

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