An overview of urban planning experiences in Kuala Lumpur with emphasis on wayfinding

Document Type : Original Article


1 Department of urban engineering, Mashhad Branch, Islamic Azad University

2 Department of Urban planning and design, Mashhad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Mashhad, Iran


Malaysia has seen many changes in the urban planning system and is one of the countries with a zoning system. Given the country's current success, the present study seeks to examine the current system in Malaysia. In this regard, we will first describe the general characteristics of this country and then we will investigate the background and urban planning system at different levels. The research method of this research is descriptive analytical and the library-documentary method has been used to collect theoretical foundations. Therefore, this study was conducted by analyzing the content of sources and texts worked in this field, including articles and doctoral dissertations on wayfinding, and at the end, to review the research conducted in the doctoral program to analyze the wayfinding component by searching for sources. Various doctoral dissertations on the topic of wayfinding the blind in urban areas have been selected and also the article on wayfinding techniques for the blind in downtown Kuala Lumpur will be reviewed. In the
following, the content of the selected dissertation has been analyzed according to the theoretical foundations and theoretical framework of the research. Among the research findings, we can mention the influence of environmental factors, the direction of the path and the attractiveness of the environment in wayfinding healthy people, Also, the use of the senses, sound signs, and verbal explanations are among the factors influencing the choice of the path of the blind. It is hoped that by identifying and more attention to the components extracted from the study of experiences in the context of wayfinding in the better grounding and fabric for the presence of citizens and tourists to take an effective step in a sustainable economy and society.