Urban environmental quality and human well-being: a social geographical perspective

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    Abstract

    Concern over the quality of modern life is a characteristic of contemporary society. This paper explains the social geographical approach to research into quality of life and urban environmental quality. A five-dimensional model for quality of life research is presented, and a number of key conceptual and methodological issues examined. Two exemplar case studies are employed to illustrate the application of the five-dimensional social geographical perspective in a real world context. Finally, the potential usefulness of quality of life research is assessed, and several conclusions advanced for future research.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)19-30
    Number of pages11
    JournalLandscape and Urban Planning
    Volume65
    Issue number1-2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 15 Sep 2003

    Keywords

    • Social geography
    • Quality of life
    • Urban environmental quality
    • Human wellbeing
    • Useful research
    • Liveable cities

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