Wellbeing in an Urban University: Sensory perception for salutogenic landscape design


  • Fan Mengjia Department of Architecture, Faculty of Built Environment, University of Malaya, Malaysia
  • Adi Ainurzaman Jamaludin Environmental Science and Management Program, Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, Malaysia
  • Hazreena Hussein Centre for Sustainable Urban Planning & Real Estate, Faculty of Buil Environment, University of Malaya, Malaysia




Enhancing the affiliation with campus green spaces is an intervention of wellbeing promotion in an urban university campus, and beneficial outdoor experience may result from the concept of salutogenic landscape design where the sensory perception plays a vital role. Therefore, this paper aims to propose operative approaches for assessing sensory perception towards the implementation of salutogenic projects in campus green space. Two identified sites at two different faculties were selected as exploratory studies by focusing on the physical environment for defining influential variables to develop comprehensive research methods. 

Keywords: sensory perception; open spaces; salutogenic; wellbeing

eISSN: 2514-7528 © 2020 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 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). 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.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/jabs.v5i16.353


2020-05-05 — Updated on 2020-05-05


How to Cite

Mengjia, F. ., Jamaludin, A. A. ., & Hussein, H. . (2020). Wellbeing in an Urban University: Sensory perception for salutogenic landscape design. Journal of ASIAN Behavioural Studies, 5(16), 65-80. https://doi.org/10.21834/jabs.v5i16.353