Resident satisfaction for sustainable urban regeneration
Proceedings of the ICE - Municipal Engineer
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In Turkey, there has been increasing construction activity since 2002, and the urban environment is being altered through a range of construction activities. Both the public and private sectors have contributed directly to these activities through urban regeneration projects and by transforming the negative impacts of poorly planned projects through urban rehabilitation. However, there are negative impacts of these urban regeneration developments. Little attention has been paid to user needs and expectations or to managing regeneration in sustainable ways. Understanding resident satisfaction in regenerated urban areas is a prerequisite for reducing the environmental impact of buildings, increasing sustainable quality and creating healthy urban environments. Thus, in this study, resident satisfaction is investigated through a field survey with 200 residents in Ankara, Turkey. Çukurambar, a regenerated urban area of 4·2 ha, was chosen as the study location. The study, which aimed to determine how to provide housing and commercial areas, was conducted by the Ankara Metropolitan Municipality, and began in 2006 and was completed in 2009. By means of statistical analyses, resident satisfaction and importance levels were calculated. The study confirmed the multidimensional nature of sustainable urban development and correlated relationships of different dimensions for neighbourhood satisfaction.