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An interdisciplinary debate on project perspectives

Table 4 Descriptive statistics of the items not tapped in ANOVA

From: Developing terminology for side facades and side setback areas in Japanese neighborhoods: a study on utility and perception

  Totally agree (%) Agree (%) No idea (%) Disagree (%) Totally disagree (%)
I feel oppressed seeing buildings so close from the window facing the side setback area 11 15 34 12 27
Side setback areas are needed for balance between built and open spaces 33 20 36 3 5
There is sufficiently large setback between adjacent buildings 11 17 42 17 12
Stored items in side setback areas are kept clean 21 24 40 8 6
Side setback areas are abandoned places 7 18 41 14 19
Side setback areas are used as storage only 3 10 46 17 24
If large windows face side setback areas, it will be more observed and clean 10 20 51 10 9
There are decorations on the windows facing side facades 6 11 46 14 23
There is enough greenery in the neighborhood 8 19 51 12 9
More greenery is needed in this neighborhood 16 24 50 6 4
Having windows to side setback areas makes the room look bigger 19 17 51 6 6
The view from my side window is not good 6 9 52 18 15
Side setback areas should have fences 7 10 50 17 14
Neighbors take care of flowers or lawn in their side setback area 12 16 44 12 16
Neighbors do gardening in their side setback areas 15 14 42 13 16
I do not look at neighbors window or terrace when I am in the side setback area 29 27 37 2 3
I try not to be seen when I am behind the window or at the balcony facing side setback areas 17 20 45 11 6
I pay attention to the surroundings when I open or close my window facing side setback area 13 21 43 13 7
I can hear neighbors quite well from side setback area 8 12 47 19 13
Presence of strangers is a problem here 6 19 50 14 11
Neighbors are interested in neighboring relations 5 16 51 16 12
Neighbors tend to be isolated 3 5 55 18 19
Neighbors do not tolerate noise 1 2 52 24 21
Neighbors have mutual interest 4 6 56 14 19
I keep relations with my neighbors only on the surface 23 22 42 5 6
Neighbors support each other 9 11 41 10 28
Neighbors help each other with shopping etc. 2 5 39 9 45
Neighbors interact 2 2 35 8 52
I know my neighbors by name 27 14 32 4 22
I have a chance to talk to my neighbors 8 11 35 6 39
I keep contact through window or terrace to side setback areas 3 5 39 14 39
Children play in side setback areas 10 9 41 6 34
Elderly walk around side setback areas 3 6 41 6 43
Postmen or construction workers come here 5 7 40 7 40
Prefer to see neighbor’s wall from my window facing side setback area 13 14 51 11 10
Prefer to see neighbor’s small window from my window facing side setback area 7 14 50 16 12
Prefer to see neighbor’s large window from my window facing side setback area 5 7 47 19 20
Prefer to see neighbor’s terrace/balcony from my window facing side setback area 6 13 47 19 13
Prefer to have bedroom window facing side setback area 4 9 52 14 18
Prefer to have kitchen window facing side setback area 7 17 59 9 6
Prefer to have clothes-drying place facing side setback area 7 16 56 10 10
Side setback areas make residences cold during winter 5 9 49 14 23
Side setback areas are good for storing bicycles etc. 7 18 49 11 14
Good for having clothes-drying place 10 15 49 7 18
Side setback areas are good for storing big items 3 12 52 11 21
Side setback areas are good for storage purposes 4 16 57 9 13
Side setback areas are good for storing bicycles etc. 8 20 50 5 16
Side setback areas are good for parking places 7 14 52 7 19
Side setback areas are good for gardening 11 19 46 12 11
Side setback areas are good for drying clothes 5 17 47 13 18
This is a pleasant neighborhood 11 20 42 17 9
This neighborhood is too crowded 2 8 41 27 20
I cannot say this neighborhood is quiet 7 10 42 19 22