What is the current spatial form and structure of our urban environment, and how can we study the factors and forces that account for the specific structure of urban space, its social and political processes, population distribution and land use? Addressing these and other issues, the authors highlight specific research questions and the ways in which they can be approached by offering a framework for considering the various ways in which to do urban research. Covering such topics as how to choose a research design, secondary research methods for data collection and how to enhance research utilization, the authors demonstrate ways to pair research questions with specific levels of analysis, such as neighbourhood, city or national level.
Prospectus for Applied Urban Research
Prospectus for Applied Urban Research[Page 95]
We have suggested that applied urban research is a collaborative, problem-solving, and action-oriented approach that can help us make sense of the current changes in the urban system. By focusing on levels of analysis and paying close attention to how a given issue is viewed from different ...