Title: Model for valuation and simulation of quality of living environments

Authors: Damjan Marušić; Barbara Goličnik Marušić

Addresses: DIPSTOR, Ltd., Resljeva cesta 32, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia ' Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia, Trnovski pristan 2, SI – 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

Abstract: This paper discusses an innovative approach towards addressing and measuring quality of living environments. It introduces the model which talks about quality of living environments via quality of time spent in a resident's daily routine. The aim is to elucidate an approach which can help planners and decision makers as well as ordinary people to create or identify suitable and effective environments for well-being. It examines relationships between characteristic profiles, their activities and the environments they are involved in, analysing three key parameters: time balance, financial balance and time-quality balance.

Keywords: quality of living; time balance; financial balance; time-quality balance; space; models; well-being; quality of life.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIRD.2014.064151

International Journal of Innovation and Regional Development, 2014 Vol.5 No.4/5, pp.405 - 428

Received: 20 Mar 2013
Accepted: 20 Feb 2014

Published online: 30 Aug 2014 *

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