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

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  • 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.

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https://doi.org/10.21834/aje-bs.v3i7.267

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.

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2018-03-15

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Ibrahim Bajunid, A. F., Abbas, M. Y., & Nawawi, A. H. (2018). Social Cohesion of the Malaysian Cul-de-sac Neighborhoods: Brief critical review of concepts. Asian Journal of Environment-Behaviour Studies, 3(7), 137-142. https://doi.org/10.21834/aje-bs.v3i7.267

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