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ERIC Number: EJ786828
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jan
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
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ISSN: ISSN-0303-8300
Monitoring Urban Quality of Life: The Porto Experience
Santos, Luis Delfim; Martins, Isabel
Social Indicators Research, v80 n2 p411-425 Jan 2007
This paper describes the monitoring system of the urban quality of life developed by the Porto City Council, a new tool being used to support urban planning and management. The two components of this system--a quantitative approach based on statistical indicators and a qualitative analysis based on the citizens' perceptions of the conditions of life--are presented. The strengths and weaknesses of these two approaches adopted in the project are reviewed. It is argued that, in order to achieve a deeper understanding and more effective measurement of urban quality of life, both kinds of measurements are useful and complement each other.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Portugal