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Emplois du temps et de l'espace. Pratiques des populations d'une station touristique de montagne

Abstract : This thesis is on the re-use end re-dedication of buildings and urbanistic structures at tourist resorts in the French Alps. It aims to optimise the use of the existing building organisation with the practices of individuals who frequent the resorts today. For this purpose, we have developed a method to evaluate the way these tourist resorts are organised. The method deals with the practices of individuals in a mountain resort with a focus on both their use of time and space. From a methodological and theoretical point of view, this approach is based on principles and concepts developed by Torsten Hägerstrand (Lund University) for “Time-Geography”. The fundamental ideas of Time-Geography are presented and further analysed from different works issued from the geography Group at Lund University. We then define goals of such an approach that takes into account a global picture of the actions of individuals and groups. This helps to better understand the mechanisms and process that regulate, on a daily basis, these actions in space and time. As an example, we present a survey that was taken using tourists, permanent inhabitants and seasonal workers and subjects, at the station of Valloire (Savoie). The individuals were asked to record their activities during the course of day in a diary, indicating the time and their localisation. Attempts to analyse this information are presented in a twofold approach. A statistical treatment summarises possible by explorating a temporal data base that considers the sequence and the routine of the individual activities.
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Sonia Chardonnel. Emplois du temps et de l'espace. Pratiques des populations d'une station touristique de montagne. Géographie. Université Joseph-Fourier - Grenoble I, 1999. Français. ⟨tel-00188966⟩



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