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Title: UNDERSTANDING COMMUNITY PARKLET: COMMUNITY PARKLET AS A PLATFORM FOR SOCIAL INTERACTION IN YUHUA
Authors: NURUL KHAIRIAH BINTE MOHAMAD RAZALI
Keywords: Building
PFM
Building Performance and Sustainability
Tham Kwok Wai
2017/2018 PFM
Issue Date: 18-Jun-2018
Citation: NURUL KHAIRIAH BINTE MOHAMAD RAZALI (2018-06-18). UNDERSTANDING COMMUNITY PARKLET: COMMUNITY PARKLET AS A PLATFORM FOR SOCIAL INTERACTION IN YUHUA. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Parklets are an emergent infrastructure responding to the stresses of the urban city – lack of human recreation space and social interaction among city dwellers. Parklets can be seen as a miniature Park, to provide more space for the public to enjoy. Under the Housing Development Board (HDB) Greenprint Program, two community Parklets have been constructed in the Yuhua estate. While the Parklets have been around for about 3 years now, no research has been done on the Parklet. This study aims to explore the concept of Parklet in a public housing estate and understand its role as a platform for social interaction among the residents through assessing the usage of the Parklet and the quality of social interaction within the Parklet. This study employs methodological triangulation through qualitative and quantitative methodologies. Subsequently, triangulation protocol will be used to analyze the themes that have been explored. Findings show that the Parklets are currently used more by retirees and housewives. They also portray a higher quality of social interaction as compared to the younger age groups. Additionally, locational as well as maintenance concerns were surfaced in this study, which may be underlying issues that have to be addressed so as to create a Parklet whereby the residents will be more willing to visit. The author also propose to consider these issues in future planning of Parklets in HDB estates. However, one limitation is that the demographics of the Yuhua estate may make the findings not applicable to other estates with different demographics.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/223707
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