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Quality of public spaces indicator

Definition

The perceived satisfaction of public spaces.

Parameter

This indicator has been designed to analyse results from the European Commission's Urban Audit, a perception survey on quality of life in European cities which is being conducted by Eurostat based on telephone interviews on a regular basis (more information: https://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/en/policy/themes/urban-development/audit).

The parameter is an averaged score of survey responses about a respondent's perception of satisfaction of green and non-green public spaces.

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Data sources

Information needed

Possible specific sources

Costs*

Advice to fill data gaps and/ or improve data quality

Number of people in the survey

The number of surveyed people should be a known data.

L

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Satisfaction level of green spaces such as parks and gardens

This indicatoranalyses results from the European Commission's Urban Audit, a perception survey on quality of life in European cities which is being conducted by Eurostat based on telephone interviews on a regular basis. It refers to the question:

“Generally speaking, please tell me if you are [1] satisfied, [2] rather satisfied, [3] rather unsatisfied, [4] not at all satisfied, or [5] DK/NA (do not read out), with each of the following issues in your city or area.

  • Green spaces such as parks and gardens

Public spaces such as markets, squares, pedestrian areas”.

The number of surveyed people should be a known data.

M/H

  • More information and the results from previous audits can be found here: https://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/en/policy/themes/urban-development/audit/
  • It could be checked whether other surveys which provide the necessary information have been conducted at urban area/local level. Also, investigate whether national institutes of statistics conducted surveys on the subject.
  • It should be evaluated the possibility to develop a local survey to gather the information using the same methodology and set of questions, i.e. conduct 500 telephone interviews, the basic sample design being multi-stage random (probability). If this will not be possible, e.g. unavailability of the necessary resources, take into consideration the possibility to develop an online survey. It would be better to have the data from an online survey instead of not at all, esp. as this is a non-core indicator.

Number of people in the survey

* The column “Costs” provides a qualitative assessment of the budget (staff costs, time, costs for data acquisition, etc.) needed by a city/ urban area for gathering new quantitative data in absence of already available values. For each parameter, the assessment takes into account both the administrative costs and the costs related to searching, acquisition and processing of the needed data; these can be high (“H”), medium (“M”) or low (“L”), or a combination of a pair of them.

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