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2012 (Vol. 4, Issue: 06)
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A Study of Studentsí Perception on Sustainability of Campus Design: A Case Study of Four Research Universities Campus in Malaysia

M.Z. Abd-Razak, N. Utaberta and Aisyah Nur Handryant
Corresponding Author:  Nangkula Utaberta 

Key words:  Campus, physical planning,, student perception, sustainable, , ,
Vol. 4 , (06): 646-657
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March 23, 2012 May 06, 2012 June 30, 2012
Abstract:

The aim of this research was to examine the effectiveness of campus physical development planning in Malaysia in creating a sustainable living on campus by assessed the problems that exist. The study was conducted in four public university campuses and limited to only the campus physical planning. Selected campuses are the research universities campus. The case studies were conducted on each campus. The methodology used in this study is qualitative and quantitative techniques. Quantitative technique involves collecting data using questionnaires distributed among 100 respondents for each campus. Meanwhile, the qualitative technique involves collecting comments and opinions from the respondents obtained from questionnaires, behavioral observation and visual research. The results were then compared for each campus for an explanation of the problem. The findings revealed that all campuses had a similar problem. However, there are some differences about the extent or severity of the problems based on campus physical development plan that is different. The result showed that there are minimal problems occurs on the campus that planned more compact compare to a wide and dispersed campus. It also indicates that a compact campus tend to create a sustainable life on campus.
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M.Z. Abd-Razak, N. Utaberta and Aisyah Nur Handryant, 2012. A Study of Studentsí Perception on Sustainability of Campus Design: A Case Study of Four Research Universities Campus in Malaysia.  Research Journal of Environmental and Earth Sciences, 4(06): 646-657.
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