Urban Unfriendliness in Streetscape: A Case Study of Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman

Megat Abdullah, Aminatuzuhariah and Ismail, Alice Sabrina (2013) Urban Unfriendliness in Streetscape: A Case Study of Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman. In: Sustainability In Built Environment I. ISI Publications. ISBN 978-983-2466-10-9


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Kuala Lumpur has many areas of historic and cultural significance that areworthy of preservation for sustainabledevelopment. However, with rapid development, many of the historic areas,including Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman (TAR)are subjected to urban modernization. Theuncontrolled developments have resulted inthe construction of new buildings sandwiched in between old buildings, that creates ‘unblend’ images in terms of architectural styles and images as well as creating other outdoor quality problems. The street comesalive early in the day and is always bustlingwith activities as shoppers throng the street for its many boutiques and shopping arcades.Many deficiencies are found such asunlicensed hawkers and vendors encroachinto pedestrian walkways while somebuildings do not permit public access acrosstheir property boundaries thus, leaving littleor no space for pedestrian movement.Similarly, not many buildings provide pedestrians with proper protection from thesun and rain.These create unsatisfactory feelings amongst the end-users in terms of their comfort and safety. The paper highlightssome deficiencies found in the street and critically comments on how the existingconditions can be improved. Some of thestrategies highlighted include: proper revitalization of the traditional street, and upgrade the quality and safety of the outdoor spaces by providing pedestrianisation project

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Urban unfriendliness, revitalization, pedestrianisation, streetscape
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Divisions: Faculty of Built Environment > Architecture
Depositing User: FAB IR Admin
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2015 09:29
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2015 09:49
URI: http://epublication.fab.utm.my/id/eprint/555

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