Participatory Approach to Elicit Children’s Knowledge on Environment in Residential Neighborhood

Rasidi, Mohd Hisyam and Nik Soh, Nik Nurhayu and Said, Ismail and Kubota, Tetsu and Tajima, Kouji (2011) Participatory Approach to Elicit Children’s Knowledge on Environment in Residential Neighborhood. In: 5th South East Asian Technical University Consortium Symposium, 24th – 25th February 2011, Hanoi.

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Abstract

This paper is based on a workshop participatory by children in views on outdoor environment at their residential neighborhood. Participatory is a phenomenon of children actions and preferences with the elements of the environment. This study takes strides to fill the gap of children knowledge on urban residential neighborhood in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. The data were analyzed using Excel to attain frequency and percentage of their preferences and opinions on the benefits and adversities of the environment. The results indicate that they preferred to experience in playgrounds and treed street which were (1) safe from traffic and secure from intruders, (2) shaded by large trees and decorated with flowering shrubs, and (3) equipped with play equipment. they also understood the importance of planting trees for cooling effect, conserve water during washing and bath, and they were willing to participate to clean and greening their neighborhood landscape.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Built Environment > Landscape Architecture
Depositing User: FAB IR Admin
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2013 05:44
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2013 05:44
URI: http://epublication.fab.utm.my/id/eprint/89

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