A building condition in influencing the walkable environment in traditional street of Melaka Historical City

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Abstract

Street as a social arena plays an essential role in representing the character of a city, thus it is important to create a street with a friendly walkable environment. Therefore, this study is aimed to determine the heritage building conditions that contribute towards the walkable environment in traditional streets in Melaka Historical City, Malaysia. The places comprised of Jalan Tukang Besi, Jalan Tukang Emas, and Jalan Tokong. Questionnaire survey, indepth interview with the street users, observation, and document review on historical significant were conducted to achieve the objective of this study. The findings demonstrated that a good building condition is essential in order to encourage a street with walkable environment. The findings inform designers and planners of the importance to preserve our heritage buildings in street design and development.

LanguageEnglish
Pages23-26
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Engineering and Technology(UAE)
Volume7
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Building condition
  • Building heritage
  • Character
  • Traditional street
  • Walkable

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Hardware and Architecture

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