Research approach

A+BE | Architecture and the Built Environment

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Title Research approach
Creator Balz, Verena
Description Regional design is a collaborative and interactive social practice that includes a broad array of actors with a multiplicity of different interests. It is concerned with the built environment, which is itself a complex system. As noted in the Introduction, regional design triggers multiple expectations but its performances have rarely been evaluated. There are only a few scholarly writings that are dedicated to the topic; these elaborate upon a multitude of theoretically founded interrelations among regional design and spatial planning but draw on a narrow empirical evidence base. In such a context it is important to first detail and stabilise propositions; and exploratory case-study research is an appropriate research methodology to do so (Yin, 2013). Conditions that qualify such research include a well-motivated selection of consistent cases, suited to explore a proposition internally, and to generalise outcomes. These cases should be ones that exist prior to any exploration, be well-documented through a variety of (preferably) publicly accessible sources, and be spread over time. How these conditions were met in this research will be explained briefly below.
Publisher TU Delft Open
Date 2019-07-12
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Format application/pdf
Source A+BE | Architecture and the Built Environment; No 6 (2019): Regional Design; 45-57
A+BE | Architecture and the Built Environment; No 6 (2019): Regional Design; 45-57
Language eng
Rights Copyright (c) 2019 Verena Balz

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