The legibility of urban square in shaping city image of historical cities in Peninsular Malaysia / Zulkefle Ayob, Siti Norlizaiha Harun

Ayob, Zulkefle and Harun, Siti Norlizaiha (2012) The legibility of urban square in shaping city image of historical cities in Peninsular Malaysia / Zulkefle Ayob, Siti Norlizaiha Harun. In: 1st International Conference on Innovation and Technology for Sustainable Built Environment 2012 (ICITSBE 2012), 16-17 April 2012, Universiti Teknologi MARA Cawangan Perak.

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Abstract

The “padang” or square was one of the most notable features of British Colonial towns. This research attempt
to prove that the padang can be a strong element in shaping the image of the cities. Historic cities of Kuala
Lumpur, Penang and Malacca were chosen as case study sites for their similar characters, uniqueness and
importance. The aim and objectives of this research is to study and examine the character of urban squares in
historic cities in Malaysia and to find its contributions in shaping the city’s image. The deductive study and
literature formed the hypothesis of this research that is: the legibility of Urban Square in shaping city image does not stand on its own, but because of strong character of surrounding elements. This mixed-methodology
researchcombined literature review, case study, and cognitive methods. It applied qualitative approach in
collecting and interpreting data and quantitative approach in the analysis. Data collection to this research is
divided in three methods namely Literature Review, Case Study and Interpretation Survey on Image. The findings concluded that all the elements remembered and memorized are the distinctive associated qualities in
the image of a place therefore contributing to city image

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Ayob, Zulkefle
zulke191@perak.uitm.edu.my
Harun, Siti Norlizaiha
sitin009@perak.uitm.edu.my
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > Conservation and restoration. Preservation and restoration of architectural monuments
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > Conservation and restoration. Preservation and restoration of architectural monuments > Malaysia
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > Architecture, Colonial
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > Historic buildings
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > Historic buildings > Malaysia
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying > Malaysia
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying > Conservation and restoration
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perak > Seri Iskandar Campus
Event Title: 1st International Conference on Innovation and Technology for Sustainable Built Environment 2012 (ICITSBE 2012)
Event Dates: 16-17 April 2012
Page Range: pp. 911-917
Item ID: 43494
Uncontrolled Keywords: Urban Square, Legibility, City Image.
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/43494

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