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Spatial nature of urban well-being

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dc.contributor Háskóli Íslands
dc.contributor University of Iceland
dc.contributor.author Ala-Mantila, Sanna
dc.contributor.author Heinonen, Jukka
dc.contributor.author Junnila, Seppo
dc.contributor.author Saarsalmi, Perttu
dc.date.accessioned 2019-09-16T15:38:00Z
dc.date.available 2019-09-16T15:38:00Z
dc.date.issued 2017-09-14
dc.identifier.citation Ala-Mantila, S., Heinonen, J., Junnila, S., & Saarsalmi, P. (2018). Spatial nature of urban well-being. Regional Studies, 52(7), 959-973. doi:10.1080/00343404.2017.1360485
dc.identifier.issn 0034-3404
dc.identifier.issn 1360-0591 (eISSN)
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11815/1248
dc.description Publisher's version (útgefin grein)
dc.description.abstract The evidence for connections between subjective well-being and spatial factors remains inconclusive, especially with respect to the immediate living environment. To fill this gap, this paper explores the relationship between individual-level subjective well-being and spatial variables in urban areas. This resolution is achieved by utilizing finely divided geographical information system (GIS)-based neighbourhood data, and controlling for objective and subjective spatial characteristics, as well as socio-spatial factors. The results suggest that subjective well-being has some spatial nature, but the direction of these relationships is highly dependent on the subjective well-being measure used. For example, central pedestrian zones flourish in terms of quality of life, whereas the highest happiness is reported in car-oriented zones. Overall, subjective spatial characteristics are more important for well-being than objective ones.
dc.description.sponsorship This work was supported by Tekes, the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation [grant number 3000/31/2015].
dc.format.extent 959-973
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Informa UK Limited
dc.relation.ispartofseries Regional Studies;52(7)
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Subjective well-being
dc.subject Cities
dc.subject Happiness
dc.subject Quality of life
dc.subject Inequality
dc.subject Urbanization
dc.subject Borgir
dc.subject Hamingja
dc.subject Þéttbýlismyndun
dc.title Spatial nature of urban well-being
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dcterms.license This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-ncnd/4.0/), which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, and is not altered, transformed, or built upon in any way.
dc.description.version Peer Reviewed
dc.identifier.journal Regional Studies
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/00343404.2017.1360485
dc.contributor.department Umhverfis- og byggingarverkfræðideild (HÍ)
dc.contributor.department Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering (UI)
dc.contributor.school Verkfræði- og náttúruvísindasvið (HÍ)
dc.contributor.school School of Engineering and Natural Sciences (UI)

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