Discovering the Relationship Between the Accessibility and Covid 19 Using Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) Case Study Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur


  • Ramzi Qwasmi Kulliyyah of Architecture & Environmental Design International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Alias bin Abdullah Kulliyyah of Architecture & Environmental Design International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Norzailawati Mohd Noor Kulliyyah of Architecture & Environmental Design International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Zainora bt. Asmawi Kulliyyah of Architecture & Environmental Design International Islamic University Malaysia



Accessibility, Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP), COVID-19, Geographic Information System (GIS)


People are more likely to meet and connect when there is a high concentration of amenities within easy travelling distance. In this way, we argue that accessibility is a proxy for various characteristics associated with social interaction and that environments with greater accessibility promote greater social interaction, leading to higher contagion rates for some contagious diseases like COVID-19. Three criteria have been proposed to evaluate availability: Diversity, proximity, and connectivity. The three criteria were analyzed using a geographic information system (GIS). One of the multi-criteria analyses, the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP), was used to establish the defensible space zones according to the accessibility criteria. Results were verified by comparing them to cases of covid-19 in the Bukit Bintang area. The zones that reported the most Covid incidences were found to cross over non-defensive (easy to access) zones. Because of this, we can conclude that easier access contributed to the rise in reported cases of COVID.


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Qwasmi, R., Abdullah, A. bin, Noor, N. M., & Asmawi, Z. bt. (2022). Discovering the Relationship Between the Accessibility and Covid 19 Using Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) Case Study Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur. American Journal of Agricultural Science, Engineering, and Technology, 6(3), 103–112.