(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Equity in the city : on measuring urban (ine)quality of life

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) DEFAP, Catholic Univ., Milan, ITALIE
(2) Dept. of Economics, Management and Statistics (DEMS), Univ. of Milan-Bicocca, Milan, ITALIE
(3) Dept. of Economics, Univ., Verona, ITALIE


This paper proposes an innovative methodology to measure urban quality of life in Milan when equity concerns arise. To do so, it introduces preferences for even accessibility to amenities throughout the city into the QoL assessment. The index is then reformulated to account for the unequal availability of amenities across neighbourhoods. The more unbalanced the distribution of amenities across neighbourhoods, the lower the assessment based on the new index. The results show that the unequal distribution of amenities across neighbourhoods significantly affects the assessment of QoL for that city


Article of periodic

published at : Urban studies / ISSN 0042-0980

Editor : Longman Group, Harlow - ROYAUME-UNI (1964)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 50, no16 [pp. 3025-3224]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : 3 fig., 3 tabl.



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