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|Title:||The underground workspaces questionnaire (UWSQ) : investigating public attitudes toward working in underground spaces||Authors:||Lee, Eun Hee
Sam, Yoke Loo
Roberts, Adam Charles
Kwok, Kian Woon
Christopoulos, George I.
|Keywords:||Engineering::Civil engineering||Issue Date:||2019||Source:||Lee, E. H., Luo, C., Sam, Y. L., Roberts, A. C., Kwok, K. W., Car, J., . . . Christopoulos, G. I. (2019). The underground workspaces questionnaire (UWSQ) : investigating public attitudes toward working in underground spaces. Building and Environment, 153, 28-34. doi:10.1016/j.buildenv.2019.02.017||Project:||L2NICCFP1-2013-2||Journal:||Building and Environment||Abstract:||Over half of the global population lives in urban areas, making the issue of space a pressing environmental factor. The development of large-scale underground complexes in (mega-)cities is a solution to healthy urban growth and many governments have already adopted the development of underground (office) workspaces (UWS). Engineering can develop such high quality spaces; yet, there is limited understanding of how the public perceives UWS. UWS are not the same as other workspaces, and thus special assessment tools are needed. Here, we present the Underground Workspaces Questionnaire (UWSQ), which measures pre-occupant attitudes towards UWS. Analysis (N > 1000) identified three factors with positive aspects associated with feeling protected, whereas confinement was independent of affective responses. Predictably, responses to the three factors correlated with claustrophobia but were independent constructs. UWSQ can help policymakers and architects understand how populations holistically respond to the idea of working in an underground office.||URI:||https://hdl.handle.net/10356/145318||ISSN:||0360-1323||DOI:||10.1016/j.buildenv.2019.02.017||Rights:||© 2019 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/BY-NC-ND/4.0/).||Fulltext Permission:||open||Fulltext Availability:||With Fulltext|
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