Title: A comparative requirement of space design: green and open space analysis

Authors: Puziah Ahmad; Muhammad Shariffullah Hashim; Alamah Misni; Siti Mazwin Kamaruddin

Addresses: Faculty of Architecture Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Shah Alam 40500, Selangor, Malaysia ' Faculty of Architecture Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Shah Alam 40500, Selangor, Malaysia ' Faculty of Architecture Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Shah Alam 40500, Selangor, Malaysia ' Faculty of Architecture Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Shah Alam 40500, Selangor, Malaysia

Abstract: Planning guideline is a document that governs the design process of our physical environment. It is important in ensuring urban spatial development to oversee whether that is healthy, safe, attractive, and economically viable. This study focused on studying a few sets of planning guidelines, namely for Selangor, Melaka, and Johor States in Malaysia. To have a good outcome, this study compared and analysed the open and green space requirements on the six elements for land use development. An assessment of the guidelines was done using several variables, such as: 1) the amount of open and green space required; 2) vegetation characteristic; 3) green space distribution; 4) configuration. The study findings by the content analysis and ordinal scale assessment suggested that the existing planning guidelines have not been specific on the provision and design aspect for the open and green space. This study suggests some feasible motivations in planning for the enriched Open Green Space Guidelines.

Keywords: planning guidelines; spatial development; green requirement; space distribution; content analysis.

DOI: 10.1504/IJESD.2020.108161

International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development, 2020 Vol.19 No.3, pp.295 - 307

Accepted: 02 Sep 2019
Published online: 21 Apr 2020 *

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