This study aims to identify key indicators affecting the residents' perception of overall quality of urban life in the Walled
City of Famagusta, the historic core of the city, which reflects a decaying socio-spatial quality. The paper first presents
a brief overview of the research methodology and then analyses the results from a household survey carried out in the
Walled City, in order to provide a sheer understanding of people's feelings about their neighbourhood environment
and the overall urban quality of life in case of implementation of a possible regeneration scheme for the area. The
research contributes some empirical evidence to verify the claimed benefits and shortcomings in terms of effects of
neighbourhood satisfaction, sense of community, sense of belonging, neighbourhood attributes, use/evaluation of cultural
and recreational opportunities and safety on the overall quality of urban life of the residents, as well as to identify
the predictors of the neighbourhood satisfaction.
Keywords : Walled City of Famagusta, Quality of Urban Life, Neighborhood Satisfaction, Sense of Neighbourhood
As Home, Sense of Belonging, Neighbourhood Attributes, Use/Evaluation of Cultural/Recreational Activities, Safety.
An Abstract to read the whole article login.......