Buffer Area / Node

/ Visionary / Transitional


Create a parameter area around historical and cultural significant sites that serve as a rest area between the numerous public transit points connecting alongside *Pedestrian Corridors. These *Nodes will do double duty as a buffer zone to increase the significance of the site and reconnect with the city’s *Cultural Integrity and identity.

Tangible Objectives
Cultural Nodes
Social, Cultural Inclusion
Increasing Patronage
Promoting tourism

Policy, Program & Campaign
Empower spaces, create Sense of place, Sense of belonging
Survey, mapping and documenting
Identifying & categorising
Upgrade / improve conditions
Pedestrian Corridors
Heritage Walk
Building Tours
Standardised signage

Lanegran, David A.
Reflections on Malaysian Urban Landscapes: Unplanned, Planned, and Preserved. 2002.

For geographers, cities are complex places consisting of both the visible landscape and the invisible forces that create the landscape over time. Landscapes are texturally large and made up of natural and arti cial elements. People created cities to provide access to the necessities of daily life. They minimise costs, save time, and enable us to earn a living. Cityscapes have functions and social meaning that go beyond their utility. Thus, the shape or design we give to cities re ects both our needs and values. There are religious spaces that are sacred to believers and recognised by others. There are ethnic landscapes created to provide a cultural identity for groups within a population. Monuments to political power abound. Such landscapes not only provide a container for the political process but also symbolise abstractions such as empires, nations, and even the cities themselves. The commercial landscape also contains activity spaces wrapped in symbolic skins.


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Complete list of strategies
Back Alley
Cultural Integrity
Repurpose Space
Building Bridges
Time / Area Specific
Pedestrian Corridor
Cycling Corridor & Network
Institutional Nodes
Buffer Area / Node
Waste Management
Pollution Control
Urban Biodiversity
Low-Hanging Opportunities
Opportunity Spaces