Title: Quality factors of the residential environment in urban planning

Authors: Pranciskus Juskevicius, Marija Burinskiene

Addresses: Department of Urban Engineering, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Sauletekio al. 11, LT 10223 Vilnius, Lithuania. ' Department of Urban Engineering, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Sauletekio al. 11, LT 10223Vilnius, Lithuania

Abstract: Urban planning could improve a wide range of residential environment quality aspects. The variety of valuation in the planning process is always subjective. The best assessor of the established product is the resident himself. A scientific study completed by the authors was an attempt to find a way to determinate the efficiency of urban handling and reconstructions. A hypothesis was formed on the existence of reliable statistical analysis of the quality of individual cities| handling and maintenance, residential environment and individual residents| health, social pathology and working capacity indicators. The authors assume that identification of residents| problems will help to determine the allocation of resources for the urban development and reconstruction.

Keywords: quality factors; residential environments; urban planning; city zones; mortality; human health; social pathology; working capacity; housing; resource allocation; residents perceptions; urban development; urban reconstruction.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEP.2007.014823

International Journal of Environment and Pollution, 2007 Vol.30 No.3/4, pp.471 - 484

Published online: 10 Aug 2007 *

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