Aslam, S. Atif Bilal; Masoumi, Houshmand, E.; Naeem, Nida; Ahmad, Mohammad (2019): “Residential location choices and the role of mobility, socioeconomics, and land use in Hafizabad, Pakistan”, Urbani Izziv (Urban Challenge), Volume 30, No. 1, pp. 115-128. Abstract. DOI: 10.5379/urbani-izziv-en-2019-30-01-004
This study takes Hafizabad, Pakistan, as a case study with the objective of providing data for future quantitative analyses about residential location choices in small cities on the Indian subcontinent. A sample of 365 residents was interviewed from four neighbourhoods with a combined population of 19,042. The results show that the most important factors influencing residents’ decisions about moving are availability of utilities/services and affordable prices. Factors related to transportation, accessibility, and social issues, such as proximity to work and relatives, come next. The role of transportation in residential location choices in Hafizabad is less important in comparison to high-income countries.