DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B23/S11.094


A. Fijalkowska
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-12-4 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014, Book 2, Vol. 3, 737-744 pp

One of the important tasks of local governments is to ensure the adequate level of the quality of life (QOL). An important component of this evaluation is the level at which the demands of the society members are met. The nature of the demands varies from material to cultural and organisational needs; the most important demands include the access to food, healthcare, education, recreation, social care, safety services, administration units at various levels, centres of culture and public communication [1]. Inhabitants have an easy access to facilities or services which meet their demands, when such facilities or services are located close to their places of living. The majority of analyses performed by urban experts and planners have for many years considered the estimated proximity. Currently available, advanced spatial analyses allow for calculation of the real distance and time of passing the road section and for creating, on that basis, zones of the real (close to the reality) accessibility of facilities and services in the urban space, where pedestrians may move along the specified routes only. That is why the objective of studies was to perform network analyses presenting the accessibility to facilities and services for the inhabitants of one of the Warsaw districts. Selected categories of facilities were considered: food stores, health care units, city transport stops and community centres. Results of particular analyses were combined and the final map of the accessibility of facilities and services for the district was obtained; it visualised the aspect of the quality of life of inhabitants. Residential buildings were also classified with respect to the location within a given zone of suitability.

Keywords: quality of life (QOL), network analysis, accessibility of services

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