Quality of Life : Public open space effects


  • Achmad Delianur Nasution Department of Architecture University of Sumatra Utara, Medan, Indonesia
  • Wahyuni Zahrah Department of Architecture University of Sumatra Utara, Medan, Indonesia




Since the open space quality and quantity becomes decline in many cities of developing countries, the research means to identify the relationship between quality of public open space (POS) and quality of life (QOL) in Medan, Indonesia. The study measured the level of satisfaction of the visitors of POS by using five scale Likert Scale. The analysis shows that people perceived ‘function’ as the most significant factor for POS and ‘health’ as the most important aspect for QOL. Thus, there is a strong correlation between quality of POS and the physical QOL.

Keywords: quality of public open space, quality of life, Medan, perception.

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.v3i10.319




How to Cite

Nasution, A. D., & Zahrah, W. (2018). Quality of Life : Public open space effects. Asian Journal of Environment-Behaviour Studies, 3(10), 124-132. https://doi.org/10.21834/aje-bs.v3i10.319