In this chapter we have reviewed the separate and combined influences of positive and negative environmental conditions on urban environmental quality, applying various theoretical models and research methods. We have shown that urban envi- ronmental quality can be measured within a multidimensional approach in terms of residential satisfaction and related concepts such as residential mobility, perceived residential environmental quality, affective quality of places and place attachment. For all these concepts, valid and reliable psychometric tools have been developed that can be used in the design, management and monitoring of urban environmental quality. However, for a comprehensive understanding of urban environmental quality, a multi-place approach is needed that takes into account residents’ interactions with and perceptions of various urban places.
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