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Can Sustainability Enhance Business District Attractiveness? A Survey of Corporate Property Decisions in France

Ingrid Nappi-Choulet () and Aurélien Decamps ()

Urban Studies, 2013, vol. 50, issue 16, 3283-3304

Abstract: This paper analyses the rising importance of sustainable principles in property decisions and its impact on attractiveness for business districts in France. A behavioural survey of a large sample of corporate property managers and a multiple correspondence analysis highlight key factors indicating the influence of sustainable principles alongside more traditional determinants of territorial attractiveness. This approach enables the drawing up of a typology of companies according to the influence of sustainability issues, showing the rise in importance placed on sustainability in location decisions made by listed companies, companies that own their head offices and companies located in the main business districts of the Paris metropolitan area.

Date: 2013
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