Measuring the Liveable City
Abstract:With the instigation of new technologies, of many of the sensory qualities in the urban environment that directly affect quality of life have become measurable. It is argued that a more sophisticated approach to measuring these ‘liveable’ qualities of the environment will in turn lead to more balanced and nuanced decision-making, but that first a considerable investment and political will is required.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2003-12-01
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