A Model to Compare QoL in Turkish Cities

  • Ebru Çubukçu Department of City and Regional Planning, Faculty of Architecture, Dokuz Eylul University, Tınaztepe Kampüsü, Doğuş Caddesi No:209, İzmir 35160, Turkey
  • İrem Erin Department of City and Regional Planning, Faculty of Architecture, Dokuz Eylul University, Tınaztepe Kampüsü, Doğuş Caddesi No:209, İzmir 35160, Turkey
Keywords: Quality of life, micro / macro scale, neighborhood unit, environment and behavior studies.


Quality of life (QOL) is an abstract concept. Like other subjective concepts, it is hard to develop objective measures to understand QOL in specific urban settings.  Since there has been a voluminous literature on QOL, researchers focused on parameters to measure QOL. This study aims to review the literature on QOL to extract the indicators of QOL in urban settings. It would put forward a model to collect data to measure and compare QOL in neighborhood units and regional areas. The model could be applied in Turkish cities. The potential and limitations of this model will be discussed. 

Keywords: Quality of life; micro / macro scale; neighborhood unit; environment and behavior studies.

eISSN 2398-4279 © 2018. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). 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. 



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