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User's experience of neighborhood parks in Taman Tun Dr Ismail and Bandar Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur

Syaidatul Azzreen Ishak (Department of Architecture, Faculty of Built Environment, Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Adi Ainurzaman Jamaludin (Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Hazreena Hussein (Centre for Sustainable Urban Planning and Real Estate, Faculty of Built Environment, Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

Open House International

ISSN: 0168-2601

Article publication date: 6 July 2021

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Abstract

Purpose

This paper will identify people's experience of visiting selected neighborhood parks and their overall evaluations of selected neighborhood parks. The study is notably done by gathering data from the residents based on their neighborhood parks' experiences, including the landscape features and facilities related to their experiences.

Design/methodology/approach

The Likert scale questions on user's experience of using park features at the neighborhood parks, open-ended questions were being applied in order to achieve more data on respondents' feelings and experiences on their thoughts. Then, the feedback from the information gathered from a minimum number of respondents (n = 382) will get into the development of semi-structured interview questions to discuss possible suggestions and recommendations for a better neighborhood park by interviewing a landscape architect and a planner.

Findings

The paper provides empirical insights on three particular themes that arise as significant in resident's experience of neighborhood parks in Kuala Lumpur. These three themes are by exploring the facilities of neighborhood parks, connection with natural features and the need for safety that has shown by the residents' experience and evaluation.

Research limitations/implications

Because of the chosen research approach, the research results may lack generalizability. Therefore, researchers are encouraged to test the proposed propositions further.

Social implications

The respondents consistently see neighborhood parks as a place for exercise, children's play area, social space and enjoying nature.

Originality/value

This paper fulfills an identified people's use and experience of neighborhood parks in Kuala Lumpur.

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Acknowledgements

The authors of this work acknowledge the Universiti Malaya for the support given during the study, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail residents, and Bandar Tun Razak for the cooperation.

Disclosure statement: The authors reported no potential conflict of interest.

Citation

Ishak, S.A., Jamaludin, A.A. and Hussein, H. (2021), "User's experience of neighborhood parks in Taman Tun Dr Ismail and Bandar Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur", Open House International, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/OHI-06-2020-0058

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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