Since my last post received quality input, I'm tapping the community's knowledge of a specific issue to help me develop a research grant proposal.
The client is interested to fund research in any of the following topics :
1. New urban configurations
2. Urban environment and real estate development
3. Great real estate projects
My suggestion would be to study the user's perception of parking lots in commercial real estate. What are the user's preference in a suburban environment and in an urban/city core environment. To what degree does design has an impact on such parking lots? How tolerant are users of parking fees in either settings?
The methodology will probably be small questionnaires (no more than 20 questions including socio-demographic information) handed out in both environment (suburban and downtown parking lots)
I have some references, but definitely not enough IMO. Here are some classics i found and would really appreciate if anyone can give some advice or sources on the topic.
Have a good day
Childs, Mark C., ‘Parking Spaces : a design, implementation, and use manual for architects, planners and engineers’
Hill, Jim, ‘Car park designers’ handbook’
Jackle, John A., ‘Lots of parking: Land Use in a Car Culture’
Miller, Catherine G., ‘Carscape : a parking handbook’
Shoup, Donald c., ‘The High Cost of Free Parking’