Assessment of Adaptable Urban Environment for Public Art Integration via Observation Study


  • Muhammad Falihin Jasmi Institute of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Nik Hanita Nik Mohamad Centre of Studies in Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Puncak Alam, Selangor, Malaysia



Public Art, Urban Environment, Adaptable Environment, Urban Morphology


In Malaysia, there is an unprecedented interest in public art, especially in the major cities. Notwithstanding the increasing interest, however, the rationale and placement of it is extensively debatable. Therefore, this paper aims to examine the adaptable urban environment for public art integration towards enhancing the image of Johor Bahru City Centre, through an observation study. It identifies the urban morphology that substantiates development of suitability plan for public art placement, whilst refining legibility, connectivity, and urban fabric. The outcome of this paper is hoped to support related professionals in defining guidelines and strategies for public art, towards liveable city.

Keywords: Public Art; Urban Environment; Adaptable Environment; Urban Morphology.

eISSN 2398-4295 © 2018. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open-access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license ( Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia. 




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How to Cite

Jasmi, M. F., & Nik Mohamad, N. H. (2018). Assessment of Adaptable Urban Environment for Public Art Integration via Observation Study. Asian Journal of Behavioural Studies, 3(13), 33–45.