Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/117462
Authors: 
Berkoz, Lale
Kellekci, Ömer
Year of Publication: 
2005
Series/Report no.: 
45th Congress of the European Regional Science Association: "Land Use and Water Management in a Sustainable Network Society", 23-27 August 2005, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Abstract: 
In this study, in order to assess the factors that improve dwelling and environmental quality satisfaction, the concepts of dwelling and its environment, and the subject of dwelling and environmental quality satisfaction have been investigated; the conceptual model of dwelling and environmental quality satisfaction has been developed, which takes up the subject of user satisfaction in dwelling and environment quality as a whole; and the factors increasing level of satisfaction in dwelling and environment quality have been specified. Also the independent variables that increase the level of user satisfaction in dwelling and environment quality have been determined. This level is dependent on the analyses implemented with independent variables. These independent variables include accessibility, the characteristics of household members, security, neighbor relationships, and appearance of the environment. Totally, 400 questionnaire inquiries have been made in planned housing estate areas in Istanbul Metropolitan Region. Applying factor analysis to the data that have been gathered as a result of questionnaire inquiries, the following factors have been determined, according to their level of importance, to increase the level of user satisfaction in dwelling and environmental quality: in the subject of convenient accessibility centrality, accessibility to educational institutions, accessibility to open areas, accessibility to health institutions, and accessibility to public transportation; in the subject of environmental quality variants satisfaction in recreational areas, satisfaction in centrality, satisfaction in the social structure – physical features of the settlement, satisfaction in transportation and accessibility, and satisfaction in social facilities; in the subject of environmental security structural and environmental security of the dwelling as well as life and property security; in the subject of neighbor relationships social homogeneity and distanced neighbor relationships; in the subject of appearance of dwelling environment and economic value the compatibility between the physical appearance of the dwelling area and user status. Taking into consideration all the characteristics that determine dwelling and environmental quality satisfaction as a result of analyses, new perspectives to this subject have been opened by obtaining these factor groups as the determinants of user satisfaction in dwelling and environmental quality. It has, also, been revealed that throughout their work planners and designers need to take into consideration the factors that will increase user satisfaction in dwelling and environmental quality.
Document Type: 
Conference Paper

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