Original Article

Evaluating the Urban Quality of Life: A Study in an Urban Residential Environment in İstanbul, Türkiye


Housing Development Administration of Türkiye (TOKI), Republic of Türkiye, Ministry of Environment and Urbanization, İstanbul, Türkiye


Department of Landscape Architecture, Istanbul University-Cerrahpaşa, Faculty of Forestry, Sarıyer, İstanbul, Türkiye

FORESTIST 2023; 73: 285-296
DOI: 10.5152/forestist.2023.22056
Read: 559 Downloads: 332 Published: 17 July 2023

The concept of quality of life is an approach that emerges by comparing and evaluating social values and life standards in order to measure the life standards of societies. The aim of this study is to reveal the changing preferences of the users with the changing life conditions, to approach the quality of life and user satisfaction studies from a different perspective, and to reveal the current situation in the neighborhood and mass housing scales by examining the relationship between the quality of life and open green spaces. A total of 768 surveys were conducted to determine the opinions and suggestions of the users in the selected residential spaces. The frequency analysis was used to evaluate the demographic characteristics. Correlation analysis was also used to determine the degree and direction of the relationship between the variables and the models were created. Since the research was carried out in two different samples and the comparison of the two samples constitutes the basic hypothesis of the research, the correlation analysis was conducted separately based on these samples. It was found that green spaces affect the quality of life in many ways such as environmental, recreational, health, and social factors. When neighborhood and mass housing are compared, it has been concluded that the levels of satisfaction, green spaces and social environment satisfaction, and awareness are higher in mass housing.

Cite this article as: Bahadir, B., & Kart Aktaş, N. (2023). Evaluating the urban quality of life: A study in an urban residential environment in İstanbul Türkiye. Forestist, 73(3), 285-296.

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