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Understanding the neighbourhood choice decisions of movers: an analysis of focus group discussions

Sultan, Zahid and Moeinaddini, Mehdi and Asadi-Shekari, Zohreh and Shah, Muhammad Zaly (2015) Understanding the neighbourhood choice decisions of movers: an analysis of focus group discussions. Jurnal Teknologi, 76 (14). pp. 49-56. ISSN 0127-9696

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.11113/jt.v76.5842


Using a qualitative methods approach, this study explores the key factors that influence household neighbourhood choice. Three newly developed residential neighbourhoods have been studied to examine resident decision making around their neighbourhood preferences. Four focus group (n = 4) discussions with 29 individuals who were recent movers to the study areas were conducted to examine the reasons behind neighbourhood choice and the needs of the household. The results revealed that household neighbourhood choice decisions were multi-faceted and complex. The key findings can be classified into six categories: safety, residential environment, neighbourhood facilities, accessibility, economic and demographic factors. Residents emphasised that the combination of land-use and transportation planning may be one important part of multi-layered solutions to improve quality of life in residential neighbourhoods.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:focus group, neighbourhood choice
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races > HT101-395 Sociology, Urban
Divisions:Built Environment
ID Code:55734
Deposited By: Muhamad Idham Sulong
Deposited On:28 Sep 2016 04:02
Last Modified:01 Nov 2017 04:17

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