Decision structures

the social and cultural frameworks, which actors take into account, explicitly or implicitly, in making decisions on the future of brownfield sites. Such structures have the following basic characteristics: (a) they have a discernible influence on the decisions of actors, either limiting/ constraining or enabling actions; (b) they are consequential for future actions, in the sense that one decision influences subsequent decisions, at the same level (e.g. a decision on the local level has consequences for further decisions or actions at the local level) or at different levels (e.g. national decisions influences local actions).