Teenager Perceptional Assessment Factors to the City Park Aesthetics at Surabaya Bungkul Park

Amir Mukmin Rachim1,2*, Antariksa3, Surjono4, Lisa Dwi Wulandari3

1Environmental Science Doctoral Degree Program, Brawijaya University, Malang, East Java,
2Department of Architecture, Institute of Technology Adhi Tama, Surabaya, East Java,
3Department of Architecture, Brawijaya University, Malang, East Java,
4Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Brawijaya University, Malang, East Java,


In an effort to eliminate boredom because of routine, teenagers in urban areas usually visit City Park for cool, natural and aesthetic atmosphere. City Park has become a necessity for them. The problem is, what factors play in the perception of teenagers in evaluating the aesthetics of City Parks. The purpose of this study is to analyse and determine the factors. To support the data, an examination on the results of previous studies was conducted. The descriptive research method was employed through field observations by distributing questionnaires to teenagers as the respondents. Data collection was performed using random sampling. Analysis and discussion were done by sorting and counting each respondent selected variables (quantitative) before it was evaluated to determine the factors of teenager’s perception in evaluating City Park aesthetics. This study showed that the arrangement and diversity of vegetation, facilities, safety and comfort of City Park were the main factors used by teenagers in evaluating the aesthetics of city parks. This research supports the emergence of a new theory about teenager’s perception on City Park aesthetics, as well as contributing to the development of knowledge through new research on City Park.

Keywords: factors, evaluation, perception, teenagers, aesthetics, city parks

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Original source: JAEBS – October, 2017

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