Identifying and Classifying Resident’s Behavioral Engagement in Sponge-style Old Community Renewal of China

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Identifying and Classifying Resident’s Behavioral Engagement in Sponge-style Old Community Renewal of China

Authors: Tiantian Gu (School of Civil Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing, China);
Dezhi Li (School of Civil Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing, China);
Haibo Feng (School of Engineering, University of British Columbia, Kelowna, Canada);
Guanying Huang (School of Civil Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing, China).
Issue: Vol 8, No 3 (2019)
Pages: 1-13
Section: Research Paper
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7492/IJAEC.2019.013
Citation: Tiantian Gu, Dezhi Li, Haibo Feng and Guanying Huang (2019). "Identifying and Classifying Resident’s Behavioral Engagement in Sponge-style Old Community Renewal of China." International Journal of Architecture, Engineering and Construction, 8(3), 1-13.
Publisher: International Association for Sustainable Development and Management (IASDM)
Abstract: Residents’ behavioral engagement in the implementation of sponge-style old community renewal (SOCR) is considered as a sensible way to realize sustainable implementation of the sponge city in China. Our aim is to promote greater engagement in sponge city-related issues. Based on grounded theory, a conceptual framework was developed to identify the categories of residents’ engagement behaviors in the SOCR of China. Then, a statistical model was formed by using the Preference Ranking Organization Method for Enrichment of Evaluations II and hierarchical cluster analysis. One critical finding is that there are 8 main categories of residents’ engagement behaviors in the SOCR. The results of this study contribute to design strategies to target engagement initiatives.
Keywords: Sponge city, old community renewal, behavioral engagement, grounded theory, PROMETHEE II, China
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