Indicators of Quality of Life to Compare Neighborhood Units and Regional Areas: A model to collect data in Turkish cities


  • Ebru Çubukçu
  • İrem Erin



Quality of life has been discussed in a wide range of contexts, including city and regional planning. Like other subjective parameters, it is hard to develop objective measures to understand “quality of life” for regions and specific urban settings.  Since there has been voluminous literature on quality of life, researchers focused on various parameters to measure quality of life. This study aims to review the literature on quality of life to extract the indicators of quality of life in urban and regional settings. It would put forward a model to collect data to measure and compare quality of life in neighborhood units and regional areas. The model could be applied in Turkish cities. The potential and limitations of this model will be discussed.   

© 2016. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

Keywords: quality of life, micro/macro scale, neighbourhood unit, environment and behavior studies


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How to Cite

Çubukçu, E., & Erin, İrem. (2016). Indicators of Quality of Life to Compare Neighborhood Units and Regional Areas: A model to collect data in Turkish cities. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 1(2), 205-213.