publication . Article . 2011

Experiences from a case study in Ghent (Flanders, Belgium)

Ann Pisman; Georges Allaert; Piet Lombaerde;
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  • Published: 01 Sep 2011 Journal: Belgeo (issn: 1377-2368, eissn: 2294-9135, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
It is widely recognized that cities nowadays are confronted with (new) challenges like segregation and suburbanisation. This paper explores the idea that these processes are related with residential choices (or preferences) made by residents with divergent lifestyles and value patterns. The paper focuses on differences between urban and suburban lifestyles and residential preferences. Firstly the concept of lifestyles in general, and urban and suburban lifestyles more specifically, are approached. Secondly the results of a quantitative survey amongst residents within four neighbourhoods in the Ghent Region, a city in Belgium, are presented. This survey confirms ...
free text keywords: leefstijlvoorkeuren, België, Vlaanderen, Gent, suburbanisatie, lifestyle preferences, Belgium, Flanders, Ghent, suburbanization, Geography (General), G1-922, Earth-Surface Processes, Geography, Planning and Development
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