(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Neighborhood quality-of-life dynamics and the Great Recession : the case of Charlotte, North Carolina

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

DELMELLE E.C. (1) ; THILL J.-C. (1) ;
(1) Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, Univ. of North Carolina, Charlotte, ETATS-UNIS


This article examines neighborhood quality-of-life (QoL) dynamics and the Great Recession in the city of Charlotte, North Carolina. Results indicate that those falling within the lowest QoL category exhibited the greatest boost in relative upward mobility in the boom leading up to the re-cession. When the composite QoL index was decomposed into four dimensions—crime, social, economic, and physical—the results were varied and revealed no systematic improvement across any singular dimension. This conclusion supports the view that ‘low’ quality-of-life neighborhoods are heterogeneous in their corresponding social problems


Article of periodic

published at : Environment & planning A / ISSN 0308-518X

Editor : Pion, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1974)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 46, no4 [pp. 867-884]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 4 tabl., 2 cartes



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 15583 A

Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1068/a46161

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