Mapping the quality of life experience in Alfama: A case study in Lisbon, Portugal

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Abstract

This research maps the urban quality of life (QoL) in Alfama, Lisbon (Portugal) through objective and subjective measures. A survey of 69 respondents and locations of social services were gathered suggesting the subjective and objective QoL respectively in the physical, economic, and social domains. The relationship between the two measures is examined using correlation analysis. It was determined that the association between them is weak and not significant, which could have been caused by the geographic scale and the sample size. These two factors also affected the spatial autocorrelation check implemented to the 15 subjective indicators using the Moran's I test. Out of 15, only 3 indicators were spatially autocorrelated. These 3 indicators were interpolated using Ordinary Kriging (OK). The rest is interpolated using the Voronoi polygon. All 15 prediction maps were used to create the overall subjective QoL using Weighted Sum procedure.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputational Science and Its Applications, ICCSA 2011 - International Conference, Proceedings
Pages269-283
Number of pages15
EditionPART 1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jul 2011
Event2011 International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications, ICCSA 2011 - Santander, Spain
Duration: 20 Jun 201123 Jun 2011

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 1
Volume6782 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference2011 International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications, ICCSA 2011
CountrySpain
CitySantander
Period20/06/1123/06/11

Keywords

  • Moran's I Test
  • Ordinary Kriging
  • Quality of Life
  • Spatial Prediction Methods
  • Voronoi Polygon
  • Weighted Sum

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