Concept of Night City: A new dimension to a city’s economy

Authors

  • Saniah Ahmad Zaki Center for Town and Regional Planning Studies, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam, Malaysia
  • Mohd Riduan Ngesan Center for Town and Regional Planning Studies, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam, Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/aje-bs.v3i7.257

Abstract

As an outcome of a comprehensive study on an area of 385.401 acres, a township in Alor Gajah, Malacca, was redesigned based on an innovative idea, ‘concept of night city’. The concept is believed to be economically viable. By using space syntax, an analysis of movement as well as the amount of activity likely to result from the movement is performed on the layout to determine if the redesign functions successfully. Results of the spatial analyses showed improvements in connectivity, integration, intelligibility and synergy levels. Based on the findings, the future town of Alor Gajah looks viable spatially.

Keywords: redesign, visibility tools, spaces, movement

eISSN 2514-751X © 2018. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open-access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

Published

2018-03-14

How to Cite

Ahmad Zaki, S., & Ngesan, M. R. (2018). Concept of Night City: A new dimension to a city’s economy. Asian Journal of Environment-Behaviour Studies, 3(7), 31-37. https://doi.org/10.21834/aje-bs.v3i7.257

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