Residents’ Satisfaction with Public Housing in Hulhumale’ Area of Male’, Maldives

  • Mohammad Abdul Mohit Kulliyyah of Architecture & Environmental Design, IIUM, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Mohamed Azim Ministry of Housing and Environment, Male’, Maldives

Abstract

This paper examines the residents’ satisfaction with public housing in the Hulhumale’ area of Male’ in Maldives, with a focus on physical features, the provision of services, public facilities and the social environment in the housing area and their contributions to residents’ overall housing satisfaction. The findings show that a majority of the residents is only slightly satisfied, though satisfaction levels are generally higher for the provision of services and public facilities, compared to the satisfaction with physical space in the housing unit and the social environment in the neighbourhood. The study infers that merely providing housing does not ensure success of housing development and policies in the Maldives.


 Keywords: Housing satisfaction, physical features, public facilities, social environment.


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.


DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/aje-bs.v3i9.302

Published
2018-06-30
How to Cite
ABDUL MOHIT, Mohammad; AZIM, Mohamed. Residents’ Satisfaction with Public Housing in Hulhumale’ Area of Male’, Maldives. Asian Journal of Environment-Behaviour Studies, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 9, p. 125-135, june 2018. ISSN 2514-751X. Available at: <https://aje-bs.e-iph.co.uk/index.php/ajE-Bs/article/view/302>. Date accessed: 14 nov. 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.21834/aje-bs.v3i9.302.
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