Thursday, November 17, 2011

Research Project- Residential Satisfaction in low cost housing

Site :Bandar Sri Pinang- Low cost housing Desa Pinang 1/2

Site Introduction

 Bandar Sri Pinang is a new residential neighborhood located off Jalan Sungai Pinang along the Jelutong Expressway, Penang. The neighborhood was developed on reclaimed land that was created along with the construction of Jelutong Expressway. The neighborhood has a mix development that includes lower-medium cost high-rise apartments, medium-cost apartments, upper-medium cost apartments, and upmarket landed residential properties.

Purpose Of Study : 
  • Examine the level of residential satisfaction in private low cost housing estates in study area
  • Services provided by developer, neighbourhood facilities and environment

Desa Pinang 1 consists of 2 blocks of 6-storey apartments totaling 210 units. Desa Pinang 2 consists of 2 blocks of 21 storey apartments totaling  620 units.
The sample of 70 households were randomly selected for households living in 830 units of low-cost housing in Bandar Sri Pinang
Questionnaire Design:
vHead of household background- house ownership status, Type of expenditure ,income…
vLevel of satisfaction dwelling units- living room, kitchen area, bed room, wash room, dinning room, air circulation…
vLevel of satisfaction services  by developer- Pipe repair, electrical wiring, water supply, disposal, safety
vLevel of satisfaction with neighborhood Facilities and environment - primary school, clinic, market, telephone, market, parking lot, place of worship, community hall, police station….

Monday, November 7, 2011

PSA - Planning Student Assembly

PSA2011 aims to encourage planning students to look back at our earlier founded cities like George Town as an inspiration for creating sustainable cities for today and tomorrow. The understanding of planning is required in order to embark on the correct path for the rest of journey. Before this transit process can take place, actor should transport themselves to the past in order to move into future.

5 University involve in PSA including USM, except USM got UITM, Shah Alam, UITM,Seri Iskandar, UIAM,  UTM, and also POLIMAS.This is good chance for us to learn and understand what has others university done and they comment to us. besides that, this is also a big chance for us to learn how to organize the event from start until end.

PSA Banner by Each University

                                                    POLIMAS                  UITM, Shah Alam

                                                          UTM                    UITM, Sri Iskansar


First day activity

Each University Performance


Activity Near Padang Kota Lama, George Town

Finally this event has a prefect end, in this event, we really learn many things such as how to communicate, how to adjust the activity flow, how to using PA system, finding sponsor, activity (related to living sustainable. heritage), performance and many many things again , although has somethings unhappy thing happen, but we adhere our own suggestion and finally we done it. Thanks to all my friends involve in this events, thanks lectures and also the students from UTM, UITM Shah Alam, UITM Sri Iskandar,POLIMAS,UIAM. without them this event really can't be success. 

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Planning Issues: Urban Sprawl

"Sprawl" is the increased use of urbanized land by fewer people than in the past. Traditional cities were compact and efficient, but over the past 30-50 years, the density of land used per person has declined drastically. Although the U.S. population grew by 17 percent from 1982 to 1997, urbanized land increased by 47 percent during the same 15 year period. The developed acreage per person has nearly doubled in the past 20 years, and housing lots larger than 10 acres have accounted for 55 percent of land developed since 1994.
according to the American Farmland Trust.

Urban Sprawl : THE BIG PICTURE
references: NASA science news, USA

October 11, 2002:  While space technology was undergoing its spectacular birth during the 1950s and '60s, and visionaries were predicting the spread of human colonies into space, another kind of human colony was spreading rapidly--right here on Earth!

left: It was the dawn of the modern suburb, a time of post-war prosperity when housing developments popped up across the landscape like mushrooms after a rain.
Right:  A reconstruction of the growth of Baltimore, Maryland, over the last 200 years. The U.S. Geological Survey used historical records as well as Landsat satellite data to create this sequence. Courtesy USGS. 

According to the news, we can see that the housing development is sprawl become big. many environmental problems accompany the outward spread of cities: fragmenting and destroying wildlife habitat, for example, and discharging polluted runoff water into streams and lakes. Urban sprawl was bringing many problem to the society, although also got the good impact.