Despite efforts developing the quality of life indicators to monitor the pro-gress and impact of urban policy, they do not necessarily reflect the resi-dents’ quality of life priorities. This paper proposes an integrated planning support tool to enable the evaluation of the built environment from the per-spective of residents’ quality of life (QoL). The planning support tool that consists of QoL indicators is applied to seven districts of Canberra, Austra-lia. The QoL level in each district is compared and key indicators to im-prove two of the districts that have lower QoL level are identified. The pa-per simulates the change in QoL level by improving the key factors using scenario analysis. The finding shows that there is a high potential that only minimum intervention to improve the most influential indicator has a sig-nificant impact on enhancing QoL. The paper proposes a method to map the cross-cutting indicator related to urban policy, and concludes with the implications to urban planning and further analysis.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of CUPUM 2013: The 13th International Conference on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management|
|Place of Publication||The Netherlands|
|Number of pages||29|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
|Event||13th International Conference on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management - University Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands|
Duration: 2 Jul 2013 → 5 Jul 2013
|Conference||13th International Conference on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management|
|Period||2/07/13 → 5/07/13|
NAKANISHI, H. (2013). Measuring Quality of Life: an Integrated Evaluation of Built Environment. In Proceedings of CUPUM 2013: The 13th International Conference on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management (pp. 1-29). The Netherlands: Universiteit Utrecht.