Actors

Actors are stakeholders involved in brownfield revitalization processes who assume an active role in channelling these processes based on their goals and means. This report distinguishes three categories of actors: primary actors, who are the principal addressees of the Timbre tools because they are involved in the regeneration of specific sites on a full-time basis; secondary actors are also involved in brownfield regeneration and they are also addressees of Timbre, even if their focus typically extends beyond the revitalization of a specific site while their interests can be convergent or divergent with those of the primary actors; and veto players who have decision-making power to foster or block brownfield revitalization, but largely from outside the brownfield market itself. In this sense, veto players are animated by political and/or economic interests, which Timbre researchers can (and should) take into account but which they cannot effectively influence through their research activities and outcomes (i.e. Timbre tools or approaches).