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Infrastructure Sustainability and Design by Daniel Schodek, Stephen J. Ramos, Andreas Georgoulias, Spiro N. Pollalis

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Quality of Life

Anthony Kane

HARVARD UNIVERSITY GRADUATE SCHOOL OF DESIGN

QUALITY OF LIFE, while an intuitive concept, can be difficult to define or measure because its meaning and standards change from country to country, culture to culture, and across disciplines. Within healthcare, quality of life often focuses more specifically on a patient’s ability to perform daily activities, whereas studies on the quality of life for cities include broader social and economic issues. In general, quality of life is used to gauge the well-being of individuals, communities, and societies, and it is a key tool in evaluating the third pillar of sustainability; social sustainability. Improving quality of life is the core and fundamental purpose of infrastructure. ...

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