Book Volume 45 2011

Investigating Quality of Urban Life

Theory, Methods, and Empirical Research

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ISBN: 978-94-007-1741-1 (Print) 978-94-007-1742-8 (Online)

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvi

  2. Chapter

    Pages 1-29

    An Overview of Quality of Urban Life

  3. Approaches to the study of quality of life and quality of urban life

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 31-31

    2. Chapter

      Pages 33-53

      Objective Measurement of Quality of Life Using Secondary Data Analysis

    3. Chapter

      Pages 55-75

      Subjective Measurement of Quality of Life Using Primary Data Collection and the Analysis of Survey Data

    4. Chapter

      Pages 77-104

      The Evolution of Integrative Approaches to the Analysis of Quality of Urban Life

  4. Empirical studies of the objective measurement of quality of urban life

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 105-105

    2. Chapter

      Pages 107-133

      Amenities, Quality of Life, and Regional Development

    3. Chapter

      Pages 135-160

      Variations in Objective Quality of Urban Life Across a City Region: The Case of Phoenix

  5. Empirical studies of the subjective assessment of quality of urban life illustrated by a selection of case studies

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 161-161

    2. Chapter

      Pages 163-183

      The Quality of Life in Metro Detroit at the Beginning of the Millennium

    3. Chapter

      Pages 185-207

      The Brisbane-South East Queensland Region, Australia: Subjective Assessment of Quality of Urban Life and Changes over Time

    4. Chapter

      Pages 209-231

      Measuring Quality of Urban Life in Istanbul

    5. Chapter

      Pages 233-249

      The Quality of Urban Life and Neighborhood Satisfaction in Famagusta, Northern Cyprus

    6. Chapter

      Pages 251-272

      The Quality of Life in Dhaka, Bangladesh: Neighborhood Quality as a Major Component of Residential Satisfaction

    7. Chapter

      Pages 273-293

      The Salzburg Quality of Urban Life Study with GIS Support

    8. Chapter

      Pages 295-313

      Subjective Quality of Life in Queensland: Comparing Metropolitan, Regional and Rural Areas

    9. Chapter

      Pages 315-343

      Comparing Urban and Rural Quality of Life in the State of Washington

  6. Innovations in modelling quality of urban life data

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 345-345

    2. Chapter

      Pages 347-367

      Modeling Determinants of Subjective QOUL at Different Geographic Scales: The Case of the Brisbane-SEQ Region

    3. Chapter

      Pages 369-384

      Disaggregating the Measurement of Quality of Urban Life Dimensions Across a Complex Metro Region: The Case of Metro Detroit

    4. Chapter

      Pages 385-403

      A Spatial Clustering Approach Analyzing Types of Objective Quality of Urban Life Using Spatial Data for Survey Respondents: South East Queensland, Australia

    5. Chapter

      Pages 405-434

      Using GIS to Derive Region-Wide Patterns of Quality of Urban Life Dimensions: Illustrated with Data from the Brisbane-SEQ Region

  7. The way forward

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 435-435

    2. Chapter

      Pages 437-444

      Challenges for Quality of Urban Life Research

  8. Back Matter

    Pages 445-453