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Maximising the Degree of User Choice: A Simple Tool to Measure Current Levels of Quality of Life in Urban Environments

Author
Papachristou, I.; Rosas-Casals, M.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Urban Planning
Date of publication
2019-06-30
Volume
4
Number
2
First page
207
Last page
222
DOI
10.17645/up.v4i2.2006
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/165546 Open in new window
URL
https://www.cogitatiopress.com/urbanplanning/article/view/2006 Open in new window
Abstract
In this article, we present a simple methodology based on Max-Neef, Elizalde and Hopenhayn (1991) “human scale development” paradigm to measure current levels of Quality of Life (QoL) for urban environments. In this procedure, fundamental human needs form the study domains. We assess their fulfilment with a set of questions reflecting the subjective dimension of QoL. We sort questions into needs after two consecutive processes: a qualitative one involving local communities and/or expert grou...
Citation
Papachristou, I.; Rosas-Casals, M. Maximising the Degree of User Choice: A Simple Tool to Measure Current Levels of Quality of Life in Urban Environments. "Urban Planning", 30 Juny 2019, vol. 4, núm. 2, p. 207-222.
Keywords
Human scale development, Integration, Need satisfaction, Quality of life, Urban environments
Group of research
SUMMLab - Sustainability Measurement and Modelin Lab

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