The image of a local area can be conceived as cumulative beliefs, ideas, opinions, and experiences people have about a place. Image embodies a large number of information, memories, and suggestions that pertain to a specific place, which are processed by human mind by selecting relevant evidence from a big amount of data about a local area. Image conceptualizes the value and/or a certain level of performance that a place expresses and it inspires human behaviors. The image of a local area is perceiveid by people, it is part of knowledge structures related to a place and it is long-lasting and difficult to change. Measuring and managing the image of a local area can support the socioeconomic development of a local community by providing to local policy-makers the necessary information to support them in improving policy outcomes. When applied to a...
|Titolo della pubblicazione ospite||Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance|
|Numero di pagine||13|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2018|