City Planning Indicators for Evaluating the Residential Satisfaction: A Case on Hyderabad, Pakistan

P. N. MAHESAR, I. A. CHANDIO, M. A. H. TALPUR, P. I. MEMON

Abstract


The resident’s perceptions about the quality and the adequacy of their housing environment is termed as Residential satisfaction. Moreover, it also supports to recognize the impact of various attributes to the satisfaction level of residents. Hyderabad is facing immense urbanization problem due to which it is facing a varying level of problems related to quality of life. Nevertheless the residents have objections about the quality of physical space, the services, facilities, public environment that pressurized the researchers to overlook the importance of residential satisfaction attributes. In view of the above discussion, the aim of this research is to assess the satisfaction, perceived by residents of three housing schemes at Hyderabad city. Total twenty attributes were assembled into five components, i.e. housing unit characteristics, housing unit support services, public facilities, public environment and neighborhood facilities. Data were collected from 133 households and analyzed using residential satisfaction index and correlation analysis. Furthermore, the findings of this study show that the residents have low levels of satisfaction with housing unit support services, followed by public environment, neighborhood facilities and public facilities. The residential satisfaction was negatively correlated with the demographic characteristics of the occupants such as household size, monthly income and educational level. Whereas, staying time period was found positively correlated. Besides, the study is guiding path for public and private agencies by providing the main attributes of residential satisfaction.

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