How Planners and Small Business entrepreneurs View Industrial Environments - The need and possibility for a planning dialogue

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Author(s): Anders Törnqvist, Jukka Corrander
Title: How Planners and Small Business entrepreneurs View Industrial Environments - The need and possibility for a planning dialogue
Series: Research report
Year: 1997
Issue: 1
ISSN: 1103-1581
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: Dept. of Spatial Planning and Civil Engineering (Institutionen för fysisk planering och byggteknik)
Dept. of Spatial Planning and Civil Engineering S-371 79 Karlskrona
+46 455 780 00
http://www.hk-r.se:80/ifb/
Authors e-mail: anders.tornqvist@ifb.hk-r.se
Language: English
Abstract: A picture sorting study with small groups of urban planners and small business entrepreneurs was carried out in order to explore the
conceptualization of industrial environments. The participants were asked to sort and characterize 20 photographs of industrial buildings, selected to illustrate a broad range with regard to age, size, standard, exterior design and possible use. Multidimensional scaling analysis and other statistical techniques revealed significant differences between the two groups, where primarily the use of branch classifications discriminated between them. In contrast, consensus analysis of the sortings as such showed no significant differences, indicating the possibility of a dialogue. The results are interpreted and discussed in the context of communicative planning theory and potential conflicts in the industrial property market between owners and occupiers.
Subject: Spatial Planning\General
Spatial Planning\Local Planning
URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-00008
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