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Title: RESIDENTS' PREFERENCES IN USING PUBLIC SPACES IN HDB NEW TOWNS
Authors: TAN BOON TING
Keywords: Real Estate
RE
Zhu Jieming
2012/2013 RE
Issue Date: 17-Apr-2013
Citation: TAN BOON TING (2013-04-17). RESIDENTS' PREFERENCES IN USING PUBLIC SPACES IN HDB NEW TOWNS. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: According to many urban theorists, public space plays a very important role in urban planning. In Singapore, public spaces in HDB new towns can be classified into indoor and outdoor public spaces. Although past studies have been conducted to study users' experience and use of public spaces, little is known about the difference in use between the two forms of public spaces. Hence, this dissertation was undertaken to explore residents' preferences and differences in their use of public spaces in HDB new towns. Indoor public space refers to suburban malls while outdoor public space refers to neighbourhood parks and park connectors. Using quantitative survey questionnaire, the study was conducted in Sembawang New Town with 200 respondents. It was found that residents use indoor public spaces more frequently than outdoor public spaces. However, the reason for the higher level of use is not because residents find indoor public spaces more attractive than outdoor public spaces, but because they need to use the malls to satisfy their daily purchasing needs. Residents' preference for the type of public space is neutral in general, suggesting that the nature of the public space is not an important factor influencing the use of space. In contrast, 'uses and activities' is relatively more important in affecting residents' use and preferences of public spaces.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/219834
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