Sustainable Urban Design Prepared for:HASSN AHMED H HASSN P64139SARAH HAZIM P 65407MALEK M A ALGADI P64143
The public transportation facilities for bus and taxi service at Kajang Town currently are not in good condition because there is only one bus stop located in the centre of Kajang town. This bus stop situated in front of the shops and very near to the main road at Jalan Besar. It makes the road become crowded with the buses and also the taxis. At the same time, this bus stop point is the major source of traffic congested in Kajang town.
we suggest to provide a few of facilities and system of publictransport to improve Kajang’s developmental access just as following :1. Create metro bas2. Textures pathways with good continuity3. Dedicated cycle lanes whenever possible4. Musical crossing signals at signalized intersections (for the blind).5. Ramps for wheelchairs.
The low cost of long-term parking in the City Centre together withthe abundance of parking spaces and the flexibility of movementassociated with car transport, has made car transport the preferredmeans of travel in the City.
1) Provide and redevelop the parking lots.2) Reduce relying on ownership cars and taxis to get station3) Facilities getting to the station by using public transport.4) Provide more facilities for passenger such as: (ATM, Suitable waiting rooms, shopping centre and luggage carriage ).5) Remove the random workshops near by the station.6) Care about external view, and redevelop the station to be able to attract more people to use ( KTM).
Proposed KTM station Proposed mixture of uses tower with car park freeThe proposed new KTM station more nearest to town centre
Two rivers run through Kajang, Sungai Langat and the branch SungaiJelok. Overall, water quality in Kajang is unsatisfactory. Water of Sungai Langatand Sungai Jelok are particularly polluted. Occurrence of flash floods in Kajangis also quite high, especially in residential areas (Kampung Sungai Ramal andDesa Bunga Raya) and city centre. Old drainage systems unable to cope withcurrent flow and discharge of surface runoff where most of the drainages builtfrom concrete type that no allow the natural infiltration of precipitation andcause the peak runoff onsurface.
Improve existing drainage systems and build new drainage networks to copewith today’s demands and environmental friendly implementation such as“swale”. Swale can control nuisance flooding and provide for the safepassage of less frequent and larger flood events, minimize the environmentalimpact of urban runoff on water quality and ensure the safety of the publicenhance the urban landscape.
HOUSINGThe housing areas should be divided into 3 parts: high, middle, andlow density. Based on that, in the city centre, the new buildingsmust be built as a vertical extended to benefit as much as we canfrom the empty areas to use for another function.Provide the suitable homes for the citizens and vanish the oldbuildings which are not suitable to live in.Reduce the houses rent and maintain the existing buildings.
To develop green area the following steps must be done:1- Provide parks such as (childrens playground).2- develop and create green area to provide healthy air and to make a new look for the town.3- Protect vegetation from the damage due to increasing in buildings.4- develop new places for sports activities.
To develop green area the following steps must be follow: -There is no sport complex in Kajang. It only has one old stadium. - Provide parks such as (childrens playground). - develop and create green area to provide healthy air and to make a new look for the town. - Protect vegetation area from the damage due to increasing in buildings construction. - develop new places for sports activities.
Kajang urban life has the potential to be the most resource efficient pattern ofdevelopment. Through the regeneration, conservation and rehabilitation of urbanareas the loss of undeveloped or green field land is minimized. The KajangMunicipal Council will require that previously developed or brown field land isre-used in the most efficient way and at the same time creates more attractiveplaces to live and work. A target is set that 100% of new homes in the city will bebuilt on previously developed sites. Building at higher densities and with compactlayouts maximizes the use of land and reduces the need to travel by car. Thishigher density should not compromise the provision of a high quality urbanenvironment.A number of Community programs will provide opportunities for training andcapacity-building for local authorities to develop the skills needed, to worldwideexchange of best practice, knowledge and experience on urban issues for managingtheurban environment. Moreover, support will be offered for local authorities to worktogether and learn from each other. These should be exploited both by the localauthorities and local community.