The analysis of place-making research towards community sustainability in Malaysia

Mohamad Kazar Razali, Habibah Ahmad, Ah Choy Er

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The place-making approach is a participant-based planning approach that includes community involvement in the development and transformation of spaces into places of higher quality. The concept of place-making is to make public spaces more liveable. It is a well-known approach in the area of urban planning research. However, the concept of place-making has also been widely utilised in different fields, especially in areas that require exploring the relationship between place and people. The core aim of this paper is to analyse studies on place-making concept implementation in the region of Malaysia and its impact on implemented planning approaches for developing such places. By using the qualitative method, the case study approach and Computer-Aided Qualitative Data Analysis Software (CAQDAS) Atlas.ti software, sixty articles were chosen as samples for analysis and were assessed using the thematic analysis procedure. From the results, most studies relating to the place-making approach are from the area of built environment. However, the field of tourism shows an increasing interest in applying the place-making approach among other multi-interdisciplinary fields. Four attributes, which are imaging, sociability, activities and accessibility, with 30 issues determine the themes for place-making studies in Malaysia. In conclusion, the government and professional developers must actively involve the community when developing and transforming spaces to achieve a great place that is practical. The need for applying this approach in the area of tourism planning is crucial for creating great tourism locations with the involvement of professionals and community participants to achieve sustainability goals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)329-347
Number of pages19
JournalInternational Journal of Business and Society
Volume20
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

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Tourism
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Sociability
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Accessibility
Community involvement

Keywords

  • Community
  • Malaysia
  • Place-making
  • Sustainability
  • Tourism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Finance
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Strategy and Management

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The analysis of place-making research towards community sustainability in Malaysia. / Razali, Mohamad Kazar; Ahmad, Habibah; Er, Ah Choy.

In: International Journal of Business and Society, Vol. 20, No. 1, 01.01.2019, p. 329-347.

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