Contemporary cities are characterized by an increasing concentration of populations (inhabitants, commuters, tourists) using a limited set of services and resources. Accessibility of services can be evaluated according to educational, cultural and economic disparities, but also in terms of traffic, transport systems and other issues concerning urban mobility. The first part of the paper deals with the concept of accessibility as a crucial aspect to examine in order to evaluate quality of life in the metropolitan areas as well as in the medium cities and small towns. This part is developed according to a theoretical framework based on Amartya Sen’s categories of functionings and capabilities . In the second part of the paper survey data regarding the accessibility of services in Italy are analyzed in order to test similarities and disparities among cities of different size.

Nuvolati, G. (2009). Quality of life in cities: A question of mobility and accessibility. In V. Møller, D. Huschka (a cura di), Quality of Life and the Millennium Challenge (pp. 177-191). New York : Springer.

Quality of life in cities: A question of mobility and accessibility

NUVOLATI, GIAMPAOLO
2009

Abstract

Contemporary cities are characterized by an increasing concentration of populations (inhabitants, commuters, tourists) using a limited set of services and resources. Accessibility of services can be evaluated according to educational, cultural and economic disparities, but also in terms of traffic, transport systems and other issues concerning urban mobility. The first part of the paper deals with the concept of accessibility as a crucial aspect to examine in order to evaluate quality of life in the metropolitan areas as well as in the medium cities and small towns. This part is developed according to a theoretical framework based on Amartya Sen’s categories of functionings and capabilities . In the second part of the paper survey data regarding the accessibility of services in Italy are analyzed in order to test similarities and disparities among cities of different size.
Capitolo o saggio
Qualità della vita, accessibilità
English
Quality of Life and the Millennium Challenge
978-1-4020-8568-0
Nuvolati, G. (2009). Quality of life in cities: A question of mobility and accessibility. In V. Møller, D. Huschka (a cura di), Quality of Life and the Millennium Challenge (pp. 177-191). New York : Springer.
Nuvolati, G
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