Identity, quality of life, and sustainability in an urban suburb of Barcelona: Adjustment to the City-Identity-Sustainability network structural model

Enric Pol, Emilia Moreno, Joan Guàrdia, Lupicinio íñiguez

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    Abstract

    This article presents a summary of a descriptive analysis of a town in the suburban area of Barcelona and the adjustment of the data compiled to the City-Identity-Sustainability (CIS) structural models. The analysis was conducted in a reduced sample of a wider study and aimed to identify and analyze potential social effects of the plans for the town's urban growth. In addition to the CIS questionnaire, ethnographic, qualitative, and quantitative studies were also carried out to collect complementary information; these are not reported here. The results show high levels of satisfaction and perceived quality of life that are independent of the objective life conditions. The adjustment to the CIS structural models shows that identity correlates with propensity to sustainability. The results are related to the emergence of a positive social identity that fits the social cohesion model in poor and standard areas, whereas the well-structured urban areas present a good fit with the identification model.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)67-80
    JournalEnvironment and Behavior
    Volume34
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2002

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