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Impact of Public Space Utilization on Knowledge Community Attachment


This article evaluates the potentials of public space in fostering community attachment in Cyberjaya Malaysia. We take a quantitative approach to investigate the frequent usage of public space by users in the study area in relation to place rootedness, place familiarity, place belonging, place identity, and place dependence as predictors of community attachment. Public space utilization was assessed with the respondent degree of participations in public space active/passive activities on daily, weekly, twice a week, monthly, and occasional basis. A total of 173 research questionnaires were administered to collate the respondent’s perception. The finding indicated that regular utilizing of public space is required in developing knowledge community attachment. However, place rootedness and place identity attainment demonstrated the need for more frequent public space utilization than other community attachment predictors. This implies that people need to interrelate with their social and physical environment to attain community attachment.

Citation: Oloruntoba, Kayode; Asaolu, Catherine Oluwabukola, and Adu, Oluwasanmi  (2022) AlfredImpact of Public Space Utilization on Knowledge Community Attachment, International Journal of Geography and Regional Planning Research, Vol.7, No.2, pp.27-33



Keywords: Community attachment; Public space; Knowledge; Social activities; physical environment.

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