Historic Urban Landscape and the Character of George Town, Penang UNESCO World Heritage Site

  • Shuhana Shamsuddin 1 Assoc. Prof, PhD, Department of Civil Engineering (Built Environment), Razak School of UTM in Engineering & Advance Technology, UTM International Campus Jalan Semarak, 54100 Kuala Lumpur
  • Ahmad Bashri Sulaiman Prof., PhD. , Department of Civil Engineering (Built Environment), Razak School of UTM in Engineering & Advance Technology, UTM International Campus Jalan Semarak, 54100 Kuala Lumpur
  • Rohayah Che Amat Faculty of Built Environment , Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Skudai 83300 Johor, Malaysia

Abstract

The increasing intervention from high rise construction and new developments within the historic urban fabric are threatening the existing character and the Outstanding Universal Value of UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) World Heritage Site List. This paper propagates that through the identification of historic urban landscapes that influence the character of the George Town world heritage sites, we are able to understand the relationships between the landscape components and the importance of historic characters of the sites. The methodology of this paper is based on written descriptions and site visual observations. The outcome of this paper reveals the significance of tangible and intangible factors that influence the urban landscape character of the case study area.


Historic Urban Landscape; Character; World Heritage Site; Tangible  and Tangible Factors


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
2018-06-30
How to Cite
SHAMSUDDIN, Shuhana; SULAIMAN, Ahmad Bashri; CHE AMAT, Rohayah. Historic Urban Landscape and the Character of George Town, Penang UNESCO World Heritage Site. Asian Journal of Environment-Behaviour Studies, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 9, p. 27-35, june 2018. ISSN 2514-751X. Available at: <https://aje-bs.e-iph.co.uk/index.php/ajE-Bs/article/view/297>. Date accessed: 16 sep. 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.21834/aje-bs.v3i9.297.
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