From the article : "Based on a review of recent literature, this paper addresses the question of how urban planners can
steer urban environmental quality, given the fact that it ismultidimensional in character, is assessed
largely in subjective terms and varies across time. A novel perspective of urban environmental
quality is proposed, simultaneously exploring three questions that are at the core of planning
and designing cities: ‘quality of what?’, ‘quality for whom?’ and ‘quality at what time?’. The dilemmas
that urban planners face in answering these questions are illustrated using secondary material.
This approach provides perspectives for action. Rather than further detailing the exact nature of
urban quality, it calls for sustainable urban environmental quality planning that is integrated,
participative and adaptive" ( wileyonlinelibrary.com ) DOI: 10.1002/eet.1759 - Preprint available for free download.