Review of the relationship between physical features and place attachment on teenagers participation in Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) Park, Malaysia
Ayeghi, Atefeh and Ujang, Norsidah (2013) Review of the relationship between physical features and place attachment on teenagers participation in Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) Park, Malaysia. Journal of Academic and Applied Studies, 3 (7). pp. 51-62. ISSN 1925-931X
Rapid urbanization in cities has been resulted in replacing traditional urban components with modern components, which caused facing reduction of definition and attachment in the cities especially in open public spaces such as urban parks. This paper begins by highlighting the importance of physical features in the public space, and provides an understanding of the correlation between them in the creation of place attachment and inviting teenagers participation. It considers place attachment as a multidimensional which consist of place identity, place dependence, and place social bonding. In addition, by considering place attachment as an attitude and acknowledging, the correlation relationship between them and physical features should be regarded as vital in supporting activities and vitality of teenagers participation in the parks. An interesting case KLCC park in Kuala Lumpur illustrates the most significance relationship between them. This study find that, the correlation between physical features and place attachment increase the teenagers participation and satisfaction in KLCC park particularly in the rapidly development city like Kuala Lumpur.
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