Urban quality of life - case study: The city of Rijeka

Slavuj, Lana (2011) Urban quality of life - case study: The city of Rijeka. Doctoral thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Geography.

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Abstract

The research object of the thesis is urban quality of life which can be defined as an individual, subjective experience, i.e. the level of satisfaction with the attributes of urban environment. The main research aim was to analyse the spatial variability and characteristics of the quality of life in the five selected neighbourhoods of the City of Rijeka. In theoretical part of the thesis, concept definitions and approaches in quality of life research are discussed. Further on, a complex methodology, comprised of two types of measures was used. For the macro level analysis (the City of Rijeka) objective indicators are used, while for the micro level analysis, in the selected city areas, subjective indicators are applied. The relevant objective indicators helped to better understand the objective aspects and specific features of the City, independently from individual evaluations. On the other hand, the questionnaire survey and the subjective indicators gathered information about perceptions and evaluations of the environmental conditions. The results show that significant differences exist in the satisfaction with urban life domains between respondents from selected city neighbourhoods. Domains and subdomains with which respondents are the least satisfied, represent aspects of the urban environment that should be given special attention in order to improve the urban quality of life. Research results can find their use in urban planning as an assisting instrument for defining local development policies.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral thesis)
Keywords: quality of life in urban environment, objective indicators, subjective indicators, neighbourhood satisfaction, City of Rijeka
Supervisor: Šakaja, Laura
Date: 2011
Number of Pages: 260
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Geography
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Geography
Depositing User: Inja Cahun
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2014 10:10
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2016 07:40
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/824

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