Publication: Mass housing, relocation, and mothers’ and children’s residential satisfaction: Evidence from Ankara
This study investigates the effects of relocation on 9-12 year-old children’s and their mothers’ satisfaction with mass housing built in the context of squatter housing regeneration. The results are based on a survey of 235 nine-to-twelve-year-old children and their mothers living in three recently built inner- and outer-city mass housing developments in Ankara, Turkey. Results show the importance of prior place of residence, location of the mass housing estate, and dwelling and neighborhood characteristics in children’s and their mothers’ residential satisfaction. In general, compared to their mothers, children reported higher satisfaction scores for all the features of the current home and neighborhood. However, there were some differences in what children and their mothers liked and disliked about these places. The implications of these findings are important for designing communities for all ages.
urban regeneration, residential satisfaction, children, mothers