The importance of user memory in understanding housing quality

Asan H. S., Ozsoy A.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BUILDING PATHOLOGY AND ADAPTATION, vol.36, no.4, pp.427-446, 2018 (ESCI) identifier identifier


Purpose Housing quality is determined by both objective and subjective dynamics. This research was conducted to explore the importance of users' memory as a tool for assessing housing quality. While objective features of the surroundings generally require physical measurements, subjective features can be supported by residents' memories. Memory studies can therefore be used as a research tool to understand the housing environment as they provide important references to the past, present, and future. The purpose of this paper is to explore the relationship between users' (residents) memory and housing quality.