The development of urban river corridors in Malaysia
Zainal Abidin, Nor Arbina & Lee, Gini (2010) The development of urban river corridors in Malaysia. In Proceedings of The International Federation of Landscape Architects 47th World Congress, IFLA, Suzhou International Conference Centre, Suzhou, China.
Malaysian urban river corridors are facing major physical transformations in the 21st century. The effects of rapid development exacerbated by the competition between two key industry sectors, commercial base and tourism development in conjunction with urbanisation and industrialisation, have posted a high demand for the uses of these spaces. The political scenario and lack on consideration of ecological principles in its design solution have sparked stiff environmental and cultural constraint towards its landscape character as well as the ecological system. Therefore, a holistic approach towards improving the landscape design processes is extremely necessary to protect values of these places. Limited research has been carried out and further has created an urgent need to explore better ways to improve the landscape design processes of Malaysian urban river corridor developments that encompass the needs and aspirations of its multi-ethnic society without making any drastic changes to the landscape character of the rivers. This paper provides a brief introduction to address this significant gap and hence serves to contribute to the literature review.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||Urban River Corridor, Landscape Design Process, Design Guidelines, Landscape Character, Malaysia|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100) > Landscape Architecture (120107)|
|Divisions:||Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Design
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2010 [Please consult the authors]|
|Deposited On:||15 Mar 2011 22:06|
|Last Modified:||16 Mar 2011 06:13|
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