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Promotion of Inclusive Society through Therapeutic Sensory Stimulation Garden for the Intergenerational Society
Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal (2016)
  • Hazreena Hussein
  • Syaidatul Azzreen Ishak
  • Zaliha Omar
Abstract
This paper introduces a joint program between the University of Malaya and Kuala Lumpur City Hall undertaking the Therapeutic Sensory Stimulation Garden at University of Malaya Medical Centre to promote an inclusive society through sensory therapy. Good universal design practices of sensory gardens visited in the UK, Singapore and Hong Kong highlighted. Outcomes showed that users’ engagement with the landscape features promotes positive developments in social behaviours. In contrary, it proved a weak partnership between practitioners, researchers, authorities and users as well as non-availability of design guidelines for these gardens. Both outcomes are a significant argument in the conclusion.

Publication Date
2016
Citation Information
Hazreena Hussein, Syaidatul Azzreen Ishak and Zaliha Omar. "Promotion of Inclusive Society through Therapeutic Sensory Stimulation Garden for the Intergenerational Society" Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal Vol. 1 Iss. 1 (2016) p. 161 - 168
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/hazreena/52/