The Role of Place Identity in the Perception, Understanding, and Design of Built Environments

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In an era of globalization, where the progressive deterioration of local values is a dominating characteristic, identity is seen as a fundamental need that encompasses all aspects of human life. One ...
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Introduction: The Role of Place Identity in the Perception, Understanding, and Design of Built Environments

Pp. viii

Hernan Casakin and Fátima Bernardo

Abstract

As a contribution to previous literature dealing with identity and the physical environment, this eBook offers a deep insight about the role played by place identity with regard to architecture and the city. A major interest resides in exploring from a multidisciplinary perspective, how place identity affects and is affected by the bonds established between people and their environments. Considering that place identity is a controversial issue that continues to generate passionate discussion and not little discrepancy, this eBook is as an attempt to contribute to this debate. The volume is aimed at a broad audience of practitioners, educators, and researchers that embraces: architects and landscape architects, town planners and urban designers, environmental psychologists and environmental sociologists, ecologists, semioticians, geographers, folklorists and philosophers interested in the environment.

Affiliation:

Ariel University Center of Samaria Israel.