Monetary, Subjective and Quantitative Approaches to Assess Urban Quality of Life and Pleasantness in Cities

By Luca D’Acci   Abstract The magnitude increase of Urban Quality of Life studies is directly connected with the increase of the urban population in the world. Urban Quality of Life is a hierarchical multi-attribute concept whose attributes can be defined and evaluated by several kinds of methods such as …

Articles 2012: The Primal Approach reprinted in EP best works selection

Ref: Porta, S. Latora, V. Crucitti, P. (2012), The Network Analysis of Urban Streets: A Primal Approach, in Thrift, N. Barnes, T. Peck, J. (eds), “Environment and Planning”, Sage, London. *** *** Our benchmark article “The Network Analysis of Urban Streets: A Primal Approach”, originally published in Environment and Planning …

Articles 2011: Street Centrality in Barcelona in Urban Studies

Ref: Porta, S. Latora, V. Wang, F. Rueda, S. Strano, E. Scellato, S. Cardillo, A. Belli, E. Cardenas, F. Cormenzana, B. Latora, L. (2011), Street Centrality and the Location of Economic Activities in Barcelona, «Urban Studies», May 2012; vol. 49, 7: pp. 1471-1488. ***   *** Download the paper. The …

Articles 2010: Geospatial analysis and living urban geometry

Ref: Pagliardini, P. Porta, S. Salingaros, N. (2010), Geospatial analysis and living urban geometry, in Jiang B, Yao XA (eds), Geospatial Analysis and Modelling of Urban Environments: Structure and Dynamics, Springer, New York, p.331-353. ***   *** This essay outlines how to incorporate morphologic rules within the exigencies of our …

Articles 2010: Networks in Urban Design: six years of MCA research

Ref: Porta, S., Latora, V., & Strano, E. (2010). Networks in Urban Design: six years of research in Multiple Centrality Assessment. In E. Estrada, M. Fox, D. Higham, & G. L. Oppo (Eds.), Network science: complexity in nature and technology (pp. 107-130). London, UK: Springer. ***   *** Multiple Centrality …

Articles 2010: ‘Emergent Neighborhoods’ model and ‘400mts Rule’

Ref: Mehaffy M, Porta S, Rofè Y, Salingaros N, 2010, Urban nuclei and the geometry of streets: The ‘emergent neighborhoods’ model, Urban Design International, 15-1, p.22-46. ***   *** A controversy remains among planners and urban designers about the proper location of the non-residential core (nucleus) of a neighborhood in relation …

Articles 2010: Network Kernel Density of activities in Barcelona

Ref: Produit T, Lachance N, Strano E, Porta S, Joost S, 2010, A network based Kernel Density Estimator applied to Barcelona economic activities, in Taniar et al. (eds.), ICCSA 2010: Part I. ***   *** This paper presents a methodology to compute an innovative density indicator of spatial events. The methodology …

Articles 2010: Centrality and land use intensity in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Ref: Wang F, Antipova A, Porta S, 2010, Street centrality and land use intensity in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Journal of Transport Geography, In press. ***   *** This paper examines the relationship between street centrality and land use intensity in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Street centrality is calibrated in terms of …