for such intercity research, all encapsulated in the call for the study of agency:
To embrace innovation in the conceptual approach of studying inter-city relations by moving away from the firm and office/subsidiary as the main unit of analysis by considering the agency of the individual and the ways in which firms penetrate new markets through more flexible modes of ‘non-presence’ (e.g. strategic alliances/networks; franchises; business travel) rather than 100% wholly-owned subsidiaries and office complexes.
To accept the qualitative approach as a means of
the most distinctive feature of the danwei is its encapsulation as a community and social cell. In some cases, the physical Separation by brick walls is matched by an invisible Segregation as well ”. (20) Lii, Xiaobao Perry, Elizabeth J.: The Changing Chinese Workplace in Historical and Comparative Perspective. In: dies. (Eds.): Danwei. The Changing Chinese Workplace in Historical and Comparative Perspective. — Armonk, New York, London 1997, S. 317
Diese Einheiten können produktive bzw. profitorientierte Einheiten (qiye danwei) sein, etwa Produktions- oder
socioeconomic processes that support major urban centres and facilitate the thickening and stretching of an urban fabric across territories. [...] Everyday life refers to the social routines, everyday practices and forms of life that emerge (a) as diverse places, territories and landscapes are operationalized in relation to agglomerations, and (b) as a broader urban fabric is thickened and stretched across territories and scales” ( Brenner/Schmid 2015 : 171).
This idea encapsulates the notion of post-suburban transformation extending to the municipalities that are wedged
commanding position and making use of the master's discourse. As a result, the 'master' subject-planner emerges and, due to their disregard for the production of knowledge (as long as it serves their purpose), bypasses research to directly encapsulate the exercise of planning in a standardising manner. Think, for example, of the principles emanated from the Congrés International d'Achitecture Moderne (CIAM) putting forward the idea that social problems could be, first, reverted and, in the long run, prevented by impinging a 'perfect' geometrical form upon societies. This
decisions and policy actions (e.g. urban regeneration plans, development priorities) ( Tölle 2010 ).
Taking into account that memory (both personal and collective) is selective and in constant reformulation, the endeavour to install a monument encapsulating the dynamism of memory and at the same time have capacity to engage with social practices seems quite a challenge. Hence, recognising the power lies in preselected memories which have taken physical shape and are installed in a public place, political regimes are usually eager to produce and control emblematic
movement, something that escapes even representation – the (at first sight) mundane, banal activities, situations, events and routines of “just another” day in the life of the HE inhabitants (like waiting for a bus, shopping in a grocery store, looking for a place to park the car) and the myriad of other actions associated with them – activities and processes so evident that they are, in the end, not evident at all. In sum, everyday practices encapsulate the ways we adapt, copy with, interact and express ourselves (i.e. create our identities) within a given environment