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Progressing urban development and life quality simultaneously
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.
2016 (English)In: City, Culture and Society, ISSN 1877-9166, E-ISSN 1877-9174, Vol. 7, no 3, 186-193 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This research is on planning and managing of the cities for an improved urban life quality and it shows a novelty when it is investigating indicators of the life quality and urban planning outcomes jointly. This paper presumes that the improvement of life quality indicators will progress the urban planning and management outcomes mutually. It reviews the literature to exhibit an overall picture of association between urban planning and urban quality of life. The purpose of the study is to assess the weight scores of the life quality indicators with the use of classic methods. The paper finds various score numbers for the life quality in 26 districts of Maragheh regarding the rate of urban development in each neighborhood and shows how the indicators of the life quality vary values and efficiency in different urban neighborhoods. The results show a positive correlation between the indicators of the life quality and the level of success in urban planning and development. In another word, this study contributes to improve the life quality and urban planning jointly in the underdeveloped cities. The model of life quality-oriented urban planning is applicable in any city similar to the situation of Maragheh city.

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Elsevier, 2016. Vol. 7, no 3, 186-193 p.
Keyword [en]
Elimination and choice expressing reality (ELECTRE), Iran, Maragheh city, Old and new urban textures, Quality of life, Urban planning and development
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Civil Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-194903DOI: 10.1016/j.ccs.2016.03.001ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84983537446OAI: diva2:1052887

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Available from: 2016-12-07 Created: 2016-11-01 Last updated: 2016-12-07Bibliographically approved

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