Social Cohesion of the Malaysian Cul-de-sac Neighborhoods: Brief critical review of concepts

  • Anniz Fazli Ibrahim Bajunid Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies, Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor D.E., Malaysia.
  • Mohamed Yusoff Abbas Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies, Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor D.E., Malaysia.
  • Abdul Hadi Nawawi Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies, Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor D.E., Malaysia.

Abstract


The national mass housing policies are currently being scrutinised on affordability and quality of life. The consideration of a better neighbourhood design is currently only evident in curvilinear and organic planning designs of neighbourhoods such as the cul-de-sac. The objective of this paper is to identify concepts of the cul-de-sac neighbourhoods and the community’s social cohesion through a critical review of available literature within the framework settings of a Malaysian pluralistic neighbourhood. The paper is anticipated to lead to methodological assessment processes of the physical environment and neighbourhoods as well as expand existing contextual knowledge of the Malaysian cul-de-sac neighbourhoods.


Keywords: Cul-de-sac, social cohesion; neighbourhoods, Tessellation Planning, quality of life, Malaysia


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
2018-03-15
How to Cite
IBRAHIM BAJUNID, Anniz Fazli; ABBAS, Mohamed Yusoff; NAWAWI, Abdul Hadi. Social Cohesion of the Malaysian Cul-de-sac Neighborhoods: Brief critical review of concepts. Asian Journal of Environment-Behaviour Studies, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 7, p. 137-142, mar. 2018. ISSN 2514-751X. Available at: <https://aje-bs.e-iph.co.uk/index.php/ajE-Bs/article/view/267>. Date accessed: 22 sep. 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.21834/aje-bs.v3i7.267.
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