Deciding Where to Live

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Residential Choice in its Social Context

  • Pierre Frankhauser
  • Dominique Ansel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Sophie Mariani-Rousset, Anne Griffond-Boitier, Andrée Chauvin-Vileno, Jérôme Valentin, Victor Alexandre
    Pages 17-43
  3. Anne Griffond-Boitier, Sophie Mariani-Rousset, Pierre Frankhauser, Jérôme Valentin, Victor Alexandre, Bernadette Nicot
    Pages 45-70
  4. Thierry Ramadier, Christophe Enaux
    Pages 71-91
  5. Dominique Ansel, Bernadette Nicot, Arnaud Piombini, Fabien Girandola
    Pages 93-112
  6. Thierry Moulin, Laurent Tatu
    Pages 113-125
  7. Cécile Tannier, Myriam Morer, Dominique Ansel
    Pages 127-149
  8. Damienne Provitolo, Pierre Frankhauser, Myriam Morer, Christophe Enaux, Dominique Ansel, Igor Agbossou et al.
    Pages 151-192
  9. Pierre Frankhauser, Kevin Chapuis, Sophie Mariani-Rousset, Anne Griffond-Boitier, Victor Alexandre
    Pages 193-226
  10. Arnaud Piombini, Cécile Tannier, Pierre Frankhauser, Bernadette Nicot, Dominique Ansel
    Pages 227-254
  11. Bernadette Nicot, Pierre Frankhauser, Cécile Tannier
    Pages 255-291
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 293-332

About this book


This book proposes, from a cross-disciplinary perspective, an original reading of current work on residential choice and the decisions associated with it. Geographers, social-psychologists, economists, sociologists, neurologists and linguists have worked together in the context of collective research into evaluation, choice and decision-making in the use of urban and periurban spaces. A synthetic outlook has been constructed from these complementary scientific references. The book, which is designed as a handbook, also provides the opportunity to set out the different approaches to deal with the models which have been developed in this field.

• Individuals in Their Spatial and Social Environments 
• The Wheres and Hows of Residential Choice
• Socio-Cognitive Accessibility to Places
• Affect, Uncertainty, and Decision-Making
• Neuroscience and Decision-Making
• Spatial Decision-Making
• Collective and Cooperative Behaviour Models
• Observing The Decision-Making Process
• Preferences, Utility, Choice, and Attractiveness
• Determinism, Probability, and Imprecision in Decision-Making

Target Groups
• Lecturers and students of social science, geography and psychology
• Social actors and decision-makers involved in regional development 

About the Editors
Pierre Frankhauser has a doctoral degree in theoretical physics and in geography. He is full professor of geography at the University of Franche-Comté, Besançon.
Dominique Ansel has a doctoral degree  in psychology. He is associate professor at the University of Franche-Comté, Besançon.


Socio-psychological aspects on residential choice Residential choice behavior Modeling residential choice and associated decisions Place to live Moving home

Editors and affiliations

  • Pierre Frankhauser
    • 1
  • Dominique Ansel
    • 2
  1. 1.BesançonFrance
  2. 2.BesançonFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer VS, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-658-15541-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-658-15542-1
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