Working communities' significant heritage urban river corridor landscape of Melaka City
The existing landscape characters of urban river corridor of Melaka City have eroded due to unsustainable design outcomes due to inadequate policies and guidelines, indiscriminate decision in design and it lacks of community consultation. In addition, political intervention and climate change have made it worse to the present urban river corridor of the city. These issues have raised concerns among the local community, particularly those workers whose livelihood depend on resources in that area. This paper reveals the distribution patterns and landscape settings of the urban river corridor of Melaka City which are significant among working communities. It also describes each landscape setting within the identified territory. The findings are determined via thematic coding analysis and overlay mapping technique based on the experiential landscape theory established by Thwaites and Simkins (2007). The combination of experiential landscapes from different individuals via overlay mapping analysis also provides insight into the communities’ urban river corridor boundary of the city, which is important in heritage-related policy.... [Show full abstract]
Keywordslandscape character; urban river corridor; working communities of urban river corridor; experiential landscape; Melaka City
Fields of Research120107 Landscape Architecture; 12 Built Environment and Design; 05 Environmental Sciences; 1203 Design Practice and Management; 1205 Urban and Regional Planning; 120501 Community Planning; 210202 Heritage and Cultural Conservation
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