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Urban environment and well-being: cross-cultural studies on Perceived Residential Environment Quality Indicators (PREQIs)

Bonaiuto, Marino; Fornara, Ferdinando; Alves, Susana; Ferreira, Ines LU ; Mao, Yanhui; Moffat, Eva; Piccinin, Gloria and Rahimi, Leila (2015) In Cognitive Processing 16. p.165-169
Abstract
Architectural and environmental psychology literature has shown the importance of urban design in provoking stress feelings or enhancing well-being and quality of life. The aim of this contribution is to show the main results of a set of cross-cultural survey studies concerning the perceived quality of urban features at the neighbourhood level. A questionnaire was used including the extended or the short version of the 11 scales measuring Perceived Residential Environment Quality Indicators (PREQIs), which cover architectural, social, functional, and contextual aspects. Both versions of PREQIs showed a similar factorial structure and a good (or at least acceptable) reliability across different geographical contexts, even though some... (More)
Architectural and environmental psychology literature has shown the importance of urban design in provoking stress feelings or enhancing well-being and quality of life. The aim of this contribution is to show the main results of a set of cross-cultural survey studies concerning the perceived quality of urban features at the neighbourhood level. A questionnaire was used including the extended or the short version of the 11 scales measuring Perceived Residential Environment Quality Indicators (PREQIs), which cover architectural, social, functional, and contextual aspects. Both versions of PREQIs showed a similar factorial structure and a good (or at least acceptable) reliability across different geographical contexts, even though some differences emerged in those countries that are more distant from the Western linguistic and cultural milieu. The development of tools like PREQIs should increase a "user-centred'' vision on urban issues. (Less)
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User-centred design, Evidence-based design, Perceived urban quality, Tools' reliability
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Cognitive Processing
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16
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165 - 169
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Springer
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1612-4782
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10.1007/s10339-015-0691-z
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  author       = {Bonaiuto, Marino and Fornara, Ferdinando and Alves, Susana and Ferreira, Ines and Mao, Yanhui and Moffat, Eva and Piccinin, Gloria and Rahimi, Leila},
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  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {165--169},
  publisher    = {Springer},
  series       = {Cognitive Processing},
  title        = {Urban environment and well-being: cross-cultural studies on Perceived Residential Environment Quality Indicators (PREQIs)},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10339-015-0691-z},
  volume       = {16},
  year         = {2015},
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