Date of Award
Master of Science
The Partnership for Sustainable Communities, which includes the United States Department of Transportation (DOT), Housing Urban Development (HUD), an the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has established six principles of livability. The principles are defined in a qualitative way, and limited research exits to establish a quantitative measurement of livability goals. This research develops a quantitative metric to assess the six livability principles and applies the metric to measure the livability of Memphis, Tennessee neighborhoods. The results are compared to existing residential survey data for the Memphis area to determine how well the defined livability principles align with residential stakeholder perceptions of livability. This research indicates that there is an apparent discrepancy between the established livability principles and the value of cojmmunity residents related to livability.
dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Ford, Kelsey Elizabeth, "A Quantitative Assessment of Livability Principles for Neighborhood-Level Analysis" (2014). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1067.