Urban design and quality of life

Ombretta Romice, Kevin Thwaites, Sergio Porta, Mark Greaves, Gordon Barbour, Paola Pasino

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Abstract

The content of this chapter deals with those aspects of the design of cities, which have been shown to affect aspects of quality of life. Whilst direct correlations between the role of physical space on well-being and experience are often difficult to be established, physical space does play a significant part in how we experience, react, and engage with it; this will be increasingly so, with predictions on urbanization levels growing, principally in conditions of informality. The aim of this chapter is to gather relevant and recent research which highlights advancements in the study of the reciprocal effect between urban form and urban life and use this to draw together an agenda for future thinking, research and practice in the field of socially sustainable urban design.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Handbook of Environmental Psychology and Quality of Life Research
EditorsGhozlane Fleury-Bahi, Enric Pol, Oscar Navarro
Place of PublicationCham
Pages241-273
Number of pages33
ISBN (Electronic)9783319314167
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Aug 2016

Publication series

NameInternational Handbooks of Quality-of-Life
PublisherSpringer
ISSN (Print)2468-7227

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Keywords

  • quality of life
  • city design
  • urban form
  • urban life
  • neighbourhood scale
  • pedestrian scale
  • metropolitan scale

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Romice, O., Thwaites, K., Porta, S., Greaves, M., Barbour, G., & Pasino, P. (2016). Urban design and quality of life. In G. Fleury-Bahi, E. Pol, & O. Navarro (Eds.), The Handbook of Environmental Psychology and Quality of Life Research (pp. 241-273). (International Handbooks of Quality-of-Life). Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-31416-7_14
Romice, Ombretta ; Thwaites, Kevin ; Porta, Sergio ; Greaves, Mark ; Barbour, Gordon ; Pasino, Paola. / Urban design and quality of life. The Handbook of Environmental Psychology and Quality of Life Research. editor / Ghozlane Fleury-Bahi ; Enric Pol ; Oscar Navarro. Cham, 2016. pp. 241-273 (International Handbooks of Quality-of-Life).
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Urban design and quality of life. / Romice, Ombretta; Thwaites, Kevin; Porta, Sergio; Greaves, Mark; Barbour, Gordon; Pasino, Paola.

The Handbook of Environmental Psychology and Quality of Life Research. ed. / Ghozlane Fleury-Bahi; Enric Pol; Oscar Navarro. Cham, 2016. p. 241-273 (International Handbooks of Quality-of-Life).

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Romice O, Thwaites K, Porta S, Greaves M, Barbour G, Pasino P. Urban design and quality of life. In Fleury-Bahi G, Pol E, Navarro O, editors, The Handbook of Environmental Psychology and Quality of Life Research. Cham. 2016. p. 241-273. (International Handbooks of Quality-of-Life). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-31416-7_14