Table 1. A theoretical division of scales.

Scale Levels Utterances
Spatial Neighborhood
Village
Municipal
Regional
National
Global
• about (local, regional) developments
• about spatial issues e.g. landscape, the location of developments
• referring to certain villages, towns, cities, etc.
• referring to NIMBY (not in my back yard)
Administrative Municipal
Provincial
National
EU
Global
• about administrative matters
• referring to one of the administrative levels or concrete places in an administrative context
• mentioning government, minister, provincial delegate, alderman, etc.
• discussing policy in general, the reconstruction act or another specific policy
• asking questions about who/which level is responsible
Agricultural Crop
Field
Farm
Regional food system
Global food system
• (scale) size of farms
• agriculture
• food production
Time Past
Present
Future
• about time
• about pace
• about the timeframe