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:: Volume 38, Issue 2 (2023) ::
GeoRes 2023, 38(2): 233-243 Back to browse issues page
Indicators of the Quality of Urban Life in Five Regions of Ardabil City
H. Lotfollahian1 , A. Ghafari Gilandeh * 1, M.H. Yazdani1
1- Department of Geography and Urban Planning, Faculty of Social Sciences, Mohaghegh Ardabili University, Ardabil, Iran
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Aims: The rapid growth of urbanization in recent decades has led to the formation of an unfavorable cycle of socio-economic and environmental imbalances and ultimately the decline of the quality of urban life. One of the new approaches is the concept of quality of life and qualitative social indicators for urban development. The aim of this study was to investigate and evaluate the quality of urban life in Ardabil City.
Methodology: This is a descriptive-analytical study conducted in 2022 in Ardabil City. Data was collected using a questionnaire distributed among 384 people from five regions with a confidence level of 93%. Kruskal-Wallis test, T-test and exploratory factor analysis were also used to analyze the data.
Findings: According to the results of the Kruskal-Wallis test, five regions of Ardabil city had no significant differences in the physical index. The results of the T-test in Ardabil city showed that 4 indicators of security and safety, economic, environmental quality and health and hygiene out of 9 indicators were in a favorable condition and 5 social, educational, physical, transportation and cultural indicators were assessed as undesirable and the respondents were not satisfied with their current situation. In addition, the results of satisfaction evaluation regarding the quality of life in five regions showed that the citizens of Region 5 were most satisfied with security and safety, economic, social, health and hygiene, physical and environmental quality indicators and the citizens of the Region 1 were most satisfied by cultural, transportation and education indicators.
Conclusion: Life quality indicators in 5 regions of Ardabil are not in favourable conditions which led to the reduction of life quality and made people dissatisfied.
Keywords: Quality of Urban Life, Ardabil
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Article Type: Original Research | Subject: Urban Planning
Received: 2022/11/23 | Accepted: 2023/03/12 | Published: 2023/04/30
* Corresponding Author Address: Department of Geography and Urban Planning, Faculty of Social Sciences, Mohaghegh Ardabili University, Daneshgah Street, Ardabil, Iran. Postal Code: 56199-13131 (a_ghafarigilandeh@uma.ac.ir)
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Lotfollahian H, Ghafari Gilandeh A, Yazdani M. Indicators of the Quality of Urban Life in Five Regions of Ardabil City. GeoRes 2023; 38 (2) :233-243
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