AbstractGlobalization have led to people to competitive cities. And the phenomenon of shrinking cities is caused by the uncompetitive cities. Planners should cope with shrinking cities. However, most scholars have used objective data to identify and classify shrinking cities. They have been criticized for relying too much on data, and failing to include various socio-economic, and environmental aspects in the evaluation of residents' quality of life. Therefore, planner should understand residents' perception of quality of life in shrinking cities.
It is unclear whether the shrinkage will affect the satisfaction with quality of life and whether it will have positive or negative effects.
Therefore, the purpose of this study is to explore the relationship between shrinking cities phenomenon and residents’ perceptions of quality of life in the community. We adopted the quantitative survey method to conduct 134 questionnaires at the study area selected through literature review of shrinking city factors.
The survey results showed that the overall satisfaction with quality of life in the study area was higher than that -in Kaohsiung. In addition, this study found that respondnets who perceived the shrinkage phenomenon had higher overall satisfaction for quality of life than those who did not. For all aspects of quality of life attributes, the attributes with high prediction and positive correlation were: suitable for the elderly and children living, love of the district, economic and work environment. For environmental aspects only, the highly predictive and positively correlated attributes are neighborhood street maintenance, accessibility to other areas, local economic and work environments.
|Date of Award||2020|
|Supervisor||Tzu-Yuan Chao (Supervisor)|