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Urban Quality of Life: Spatial Modeling and Indexing in Athens Metropolitan Area, Greece

Department of Geography, Harokopio University of Athens, GR-176 76 Kallithea, Greece
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ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2021, 10(5), 347; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijgi10050347
Received: 31 March 2021 / Revised: 12 May 2021 / Accepted: 15 May 2021 / Published: 18 May 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue GIS-Based Analysis for Quality of Life and Environmental Monitoring)
The purpose of this study is to assess and visualize the Quality of Life provided by urban space as a place of residence. The proposed methodology, after its theoretical documentation, is implemented in Athens Metropolitan Area, Greece. For the evaluation of Urban Quality of Life, a complex index is constructed by using multicriteria analysis. For this purpose, Quality of Life controlling factors such as built space, natural, socioeconomic, and cultural environment, infrastructure and services, and the quality of housing were analyzed within a GIS environment. The mapping of this index led to the identification of areas with different levels of Quality of Life. The results of the research can lead to more effective decision making regarding the planning of targeted actions and the distribution of financial resources to improve the Quality of Life of the residents in urban areas. View Full-Text
Keywords: quality of life; GIS; mapping; Athens; Greece quality of life; GIS; mapping; Athens; Greece
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Faka, A.; Kalogeropoulos, K.; Maloutas, T.; Chalkias, C. Urban Quality of Life: Spatial Modeling and Indexing in Athens Metropolitan Area, Greece. ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2021, 10, 347. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijgi10050347

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Faka A, Kalogeropoulos K, Maloutas T, Chalkias C. Urban Quality of Life: Spatial Modeling and Indexing in Athens Metropolitan Area, Greece. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information. 2021; 10(5):347. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijgi10050347

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Faka, Antigoni, Kleomenis Kalogeropoulos, Thomas Maloutas, and Christos Chalkias. 2021. "Urban Quality of Life: Spatial Modeling and Indexing in Athens Metropolitan Area, Greece" ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information 10, no. 5: 347. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijgi10050347

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