URBAN LANDSCAPE: FROM URBAN BEAUTIFICATION TO SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPE DEVELOPMENT
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207 - 213
ESA AHMAD, MAZIFAH SIMIS
Increase in public awareness toward high quality living environment led landscape being seen as the important component of urban environment in Malaysia. The landscape beautification projects of protocol roads, pocket parks, urban squares, promenades and urban woodland were found to give positive impact on the quality of life of the urban area. However, issue of green space availability in urban area requires new approach. The landscape beautification project has been now changed into more integrated Urban Landscape Program (ULP). The ULP emphasizes regeneration of urban green spaces to ensure sustainability. This paper will further discuss the way forward in sustaining the urban landscape development program in Malaysia as part of the effort to create sustainable cities through effective landscape planning.
urban landscape, landscape planning, urban green space, Landscape Master Plan, policy