Smith, T., M. Nelischer & N. Perkins, 1997, Quality of an urban community: a framework for understanding the relationship between quality and physical form, in: Landscape and Urban Planning, 39,
- Author : Smith, T., M. Nelischer & N. Perkins
- Year : 1997
- Journal/Series : Landscape and Urban Planning
- Volume Number (CONSECUTIVE: Counting all Volumes of this Journal ever published) : 39
- Pages : 229-241
- Abstract in English : Community quality is an extremely complex concept which involves the physical environment providing opportunities for humans to meet their needs and desires. This research project is an investigation of the physical elements that contribute to the quality of a community. A Quality community is one which meets the needs and desires of its visitors and inhabitants. Six categories of community quality and needs criteria were developed: livability, character, connection, mobility, personal freedom, and diversity. The result is a framework for understanding the relationship between the quality of an urban environment and physical form.
- Comments/Notes : KEYWORDS: quality, community quality, quality criteria, livability, character, connection, mobility, personal freedom, and diversity, neighbourhood quality, urban neighbourhood, physical form.