Outdoor environment of low-cost housing: a case study of Flat Taman Desa Sentosa

Mohd Farid Mohamed, Sudharshan N. Raman, Tito Maulana Iman Pratama, Wardah Fatimah Mohammad Yusoff

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One of the early objectives of high-density low-cost flat housing is to overcome the squatter problems in urban areas such as in Kuala Lumpur. As the country progresses towards being a developed nation, the quality and standard of living of its people have also improved. Low-cost flat housing initiative has also gone through changes to provide better living quality. This paper discusses on the occupants' satisfaction perception of outdoor environmental quality (OEQ) of a selected high-density low-cost flat housing located in the state of Selangor in Malaysia. The objective of the paper is to obtain the level of perception by the occupants of low-cost flats on the OEQ. The methodologies used in this study are site observation and questionnaire survey. This study found that the OEQ in the low-cost flat has generally fulfilled the five out of 6 elements of OEQ. The only element that found to have poor perception is the level of safety.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEmerging Technology for Sustainable Development Congress, ETSDC 2014
Publication statusPublished - 14 Aug 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventEmerging Technology for Sustainable Development Congress 2014 - Bangi, Malaysia
Duration: 5 Aug 20145 Aug 2014
https://www.e3s-conferences.org/articles/e3sconf/abs/2014/02/contents/contents.html (Proceedings)


ConferenceEmerging Technology for Sustainable Development Congress 2014
Abbreviated titleETSDC 2014
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