PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2011, Vol. 30 ›› Issue (10): 1225-1232.doi: 10.11820/dlkxjz.2011.10.004

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Satisfaction Evaluation of Office Activities in Beijing

ZHANG Jingqiu1, GUO Jie2   

  1. 1. The College of Arts and Science of Beijing Union University, Beijing 100191, China;
    2. College of Environment and Planning, Capital Normal University, Beijing 100048, China
  • Received:2011-04-01 Revised:2011-07-01 Online:2011-10-25 Published:2011-10-25

Abstract: The study takes the office clusters in Beijing as the survey areas, selects the green lands, the traffic, the commercial facilities and the overall environment around companies as the four subjective evaluation indexes, and uses the questionnaires to survey and analyze the satisfaction for the office buildings. The study suggests that the overall satisfaction is good for the offices in Beijing; the highest satisfaction is for commercial facilities, and the most lowest satisfaction is for the green lands. From the six surveyed districts, we find that districts of Chaoyang, Fengtai and Dongcheng are the top three districts for office activity satisfaction. Haidian District is also qualified. According to the spatial analysis of the office activity satisfaction, the satisfication in the north is higher than in the south. These features are consistent with the distribution of office clusters in Beijing. Cities need a more comfortable living and working environment, and workplace occupies more than 1/3 of the life time. This study will help the urban planning and construction with the perspective of residents' satisfaction and happiness. First we should place emphasis on the comprehensive planning of the office space in Beijing. Second, we should establish the office space with Chinese characteristics and Beijing features based on the local cultures. Finally, we should focus on the balanced development between the northern and southerm parts of Beijing.

Key words: Beijing, office activities, satisfaction evaluation, spatial analysis