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Title: Impact of urban green space attribute on visitors' satisfaction in Putrajaya: Malaysia

Authors: Abdulrahman Sa'adu Danjaji; Mariani Ariffin; Amir Hamzah Sharaai; Yazid Mohammad Yunos

Addresses: Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Earth and Environmental Science, Kano University of Science and Technology, Wudil, Kano State, Nigeria ' Department of Environmental Management, Faculty of Environmental Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia ' Department of Environmental Management, Faculty of Environmental Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia ' Department of Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Design and Architecture, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

Abstract: Systematic distribution and management strategy of urban green spaces has proved to have positive impact (positively influenced) on aesthetic features of urban environment. This translated into greater neighbourhood and visitors' improved overall satisfaction. However, on the contrary, this manifests to affect the natural features of the urban environment, leading to non-negligible dissatisfaction. Careful consideration of green space is judged based on their particular necessity in terms of quality and service provision towards the desirable development of Putrajaya. In this study, 386 samples are considered based on Krejcie and Morgan 1970 sample size formula. The results obtained indicated a strong positive relationship between urban green space attributes and satisfaction. Whereas, results of regression analysis shows that the entire predicting variables have significant unique contribution in determining satisfaction to urban green spaces visitors' in Putrajaya.

Keywords: urban green space; quality; quantity; accessibility; satisfaction; Putrajaya; Malaysia.

DOI: 10.1504/IJESD.2018.089271

International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development, 2018 Vol.17 No.1, pp.19 - 35

Available online: 02 Jan 2018 *

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