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281 Research Article International Journal of Current Engineering and Technology ISSN 2277 - 4106 © 2013 INPRESSCO. All Rights Reserved. Available at http://inpressco.com/category/ijcet Public Places and Spaces and Social Urban Interaction (A Case Study of Johor Bahru, Malaysia) Elham Rahely Namina , Hamed Najafpour *a and Hasanuddin Lamita a Faculty of Built Environment, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia Accepted 4 March 2013, Available online 1June 2013, Vol.3, No.2 (June 2013) Abstract The different usage of public places and spaces in urban areas is the focus of this study. It concentrates on the use of public places and spaces in Wong Ah Fook located in Johor Bahro city centre. The study is going to examine the way that different people utilize public places and spaces to examine how social interactions vary by age, gender or place. Moreover, this study investigates on the physical qualities of public places and spaces in the case study. The conside...