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Article
Publication date: 4 March 2019

Tore Omholt

The purpose of this paper is to present a new approach for analyzing place making structure and processes and discuss strategies for inclusive place making in urban areas.

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to present a new approach for analyzing place making structure and processes and discuss strategies for inclusive place making in urban areas.

Design/methodology/approach

The theoretical approach is based on social systems theory and organization design theory, representing a constructionist and socio-structural approach to inclusive place making. The methodology is based on a comparative analysis of three cases of inclusive place making.

Findings

The main findings are that place making systems today lack the necessary complexity in their politics and planning to secure inclusive place making and fail to organize for face-to-face interactions in place making processes.

Research limitations/implications

In a social systems approach, the author observes how place stakeholders and systems observe place making realities and problems and constructs place images. This introduces some degree of uncertainty into the analyses but constitutes an effective basis for studying inclusive strategy development.

Practical implications

The findings indicate that observing how place stakeholders construct their opinions about the problems and possibilities for inclusive place making and face-to-face interactions probably constitutes the best basis for practical support for inclusive place making.

Social implications

The paper directs attention to the fact that current urban development strategies and policies toward inclusion of groups with limited resources today lack the necessary knowledge bases and means to deal effectively with the complexity related to current inclusion problems.

Originality/value

The paper demonstrates that an approach, which supplements the basic governance systems with face-to-face interactions, can deal effectively with today’s problems of inclusivity.

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Journal of Place Management and Development, vol. 12 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1753-8335

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Article
Publication date: 12 October 2015

Tore Omholt

– The purpose of this paper is to develop a theoretical framework to explain the development of sustainable culinary places and restaurant clusters.

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to develop a theoretical framework to explain the development of sustainable culinary places and restaurant clusters.

Design/methodology/approach

The theoretical approach is based on a multi-level and multi-perspective case study approach toward studying the organization and governance of clusters of culinary activities and firms.

Findings

The main part of findings is based on the comparison of two case studies of the development of restaurant clusters, representing two different forms of knowledge management and governance.

Research limitations/implications

The findings underscore the importance of local entrepreneurs, cluster organization and governance, knowledge exchange and learning and dependence on a local catchment area. The findings also show that several forms of cluster organization can coexist in the same area and support each other, adding to increased sustainability and connectedness in an urban area.

Practical implications

The findings indicate that there is a need for a more realistic approach to the development of culinary places and destinations, and not solely rely on place branding, standard marketing procedures and support from local authorities. To develop a sustainable and connected place, we need an appropriate form of organization and governance. The findings indicate that different types of restaurant clusters require different forms of governance of knowledge management processes to be effective.

Social implications

The paper directs attention to the fact that the food sector constitutes an important sector for employment of immigrants, females and part-time workers, which together constitute the largest group with regard to unemployment in many cities. The paper also shows how the evolution of a culinary culture in Oslo has contributed to solidarity within and between ethnic groups, which is sorely needed today.

Originality/value

This paper shows that sustainable, liveable and connected places can be developed without reliance on standard branding and marketing procedures, and despite opposition from the retail industry and lack of support from local authorities.

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Journal of Place Management and Development, vol. 8 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1753-8335

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Article
Publication date: 8 March 2013

Tore Omholt

The purpose of the paper is to develop and demonstrate an integrated framework for planning and supporting place management development and practices.

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of the paper is to develop and demonstrate an integrated framework for planning and supporting place management development and practices.

Design/methodology/approach

First, the paper uses social systems theory as a meta‐theoretical framework to integrate various theoretical perspectives on place interventions to deal with problems of uncertainty related to place development. Second, it shows how a combination of place interventions can be organized to deal with the uncertainties and contribute to a collective capacity for action. Finally, it concludes with presenting an integrated framework for planning and supporting place development, and applies this in two cases of place development to illustrate how it works.

Findings

Effective place development requires a combination of information processing interventions to deal with the uncertainties facing place stakeholders.

Research limitations/implications

The literature on social systems theory is on a high level of abstraction and further case applications are needed to assist practitioners.

Practical implications

The success of the proposed framework has been repeated in several case replications and indicates a potential for supporting practitioners.

Originality/value

This paper shows how the complexities facing place development can be conceptualized and dealt with in an effective and practical manner.

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Publication date: 12 October 2015

Magdalena Florek and Massimo Giovanardi

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Journal of Place Management and Development, vol. 8 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1753-8335

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Publication date: 8 March 2013

Ares Kalandides

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Journal of Place Management and Development, vol. 6 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1753-8335

Article
Publication date: 17 April 2020

Nazanin Ansari and Sybille Krzywinski

This paper aims to introduce a process chain spanning from scanned data to computer-aided engineering and further required simulations up to the subsequent production…

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to introduce a process chain spanning from scanned data to computer-aided engineering and further required simulations up to the subsequent production. This approach has the potential to reduce production costs and accelerate the procedure.

Design/methodology/approach

A parametric computer-aided design (CAD) model of the flyer wearing a wingsuit is created enabling easy changes in its posture and the wingsuit geometry. The objective is to track the influence of geometry changes in a timely manner for following simulation scenarios.

Findings

At the final stage, the two-dimensional (2D) pattern cuts were derived from the developed three-dimensional (3D) wingsuit, and the results were compared with the conventional ones used in the first stages of the wingsuit development.

Originality/value

Proposing a virtual development process chain is challenging; apart from the fact that the CAD construction of a wingsuit flyer – in itself posing a complicated task – is required at a very early stage of the procedure.

Details

International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology, vol. 32 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0955-6222

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