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Neighborhood Satisfaction in Modern and Old Neighborhoods in à stanbul

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  • Emine Ãœmran Topçu

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There is growing interest among academics and policy makers in both Turkey and abroad to monitor social progress. As a result of this, much activity is focused on measuring quality of neighborhood life, via the development and implementation of subjective indicators. Neighborhood satisfaction would appear prima facie to be a more appropriate variable to use as a measure of the overall quality of neighborhood life. This paper undertakes a case of satisfaction on the Anatolian side of à stanbul.The objective of the paper is to determine how the characteristics of a neighborhood influence quality of life in a traditional locale. A second objective of this paper is how to develop and use quality of life indicators to achieve a healthier and more sustainable community. Finding out who is most satisfied with the neighborhoods should provide policy makers with information on where to target neighborhood improvements. In this paper , a regression model of an individual neighborhood satisfaction is developed by using data from a 2002 survey, neighborhood satisfaction being used as the dependent variable.

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  • Emine Ãœmran Topçu, 2005. "Neighborhood Satisfaction in Modern and Old Neighborhoods in à stanbul," ERSA conference papers ersa05p512, European Regional Science Association.
  • Handle: RePEc:wiw:wiwrsa:ersa05p512
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    1. Willis Goudy, 1982. "Further consideration of indicators of community attachment," Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, Springer, vol. 11(2), pages 181-192, August.
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