Editors: Hernan Casakin, Fátima Bernardo

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

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ISBN: 978-1-60805-412-1 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-413-8 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2012
DOI: 10.2174/97816080541381120101


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 of these identities relates to place and the physical environment. Place identity is concerned with a set of ideas about place and identity from the perspective of a wide range of disciplines. Mainly, it refers to the meaning and importance of places for their inhabitants and users.

Readers of this e-book will gain an insight on the role of identity as a basis for the perception, experience, and appreciation of the form of built structures. This e-book explains knowledge in relation to place identity, focusing on people's identity, and those factors that play a significant role in this process. Most of all, the book gives further insight about place identity with regard to global and local contexts, and across multifaceted and multicultural societies. The theme is approached from a number of disciplines that include environmental psychology, philosophy, urban sociology, geography, urban planning, urban design, architecture and landscape architecture.

About the Editors

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Hernan Casakin, Fátima Bernardo
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List of Contributors

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

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Hernan Casakin, Fátima Bernardo
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Place, Place Identity, and Phenomenology: A Triadic Interpretation Based on J.G. Bennett’s Systematics

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David Seamon
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Essential Human Qualities in Strengthening Place Identity as Expressed in Louis Kahn’s Architectural Theory

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Susan Noormohammadi
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Place Identity: A Central Concept in Understanding Intergroup Relationships in the Urban Context

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Fátima Bernardo, José Manuel Palma-Oliveira
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Revitalization of Public Spaces in a Working Class Neighborhood: Appropriation, Identity and the Urban Imaginary

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Hélène Bélanger, Sara Cameron, Cecilia de la Mora
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Reconstitution of the Place Identity within the Intervention Efforts in the Historic Built Environment

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Humeyra Birol Akkurt
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Place Identity as a Useful Psychological Construct for Approaching Modern Social Challenges and New People-Environment Relations: Residential Mobility, Restorative Environments, and Landscape

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Tomeu Vidal, Renato Troffa, Sergi Valera, Ferdinando Fornara
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Open Spaces in Informal Settlements in Bogotá, Expressions of Attachment and Identity

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Jaime Hernández-Garcia
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Place Identity in the Neighborhood as Perceived by the Elder Residents: Relations with Attachment, Dependence and Place Quality

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Hernan Casakin, Shimshon Neikrug
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Multilayered Identity of Places: Linkage Between Physical Form, Behaviour Patterns and Public Perception

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Barbara Goličnik Marušić, Matej Nikšič
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Place Identity and Religion: A Study of Hindu Immigrants in America

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Shampa Mazumdar, Sanjoy Mazumdar
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Place Identity Principles and Cultural Metaphors in a Mexican Environment

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Hernan Casakin, Esi Abbam Elliot
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Place and the Politics of Local Identity: Belonging and Immigrant Settlement in American Suburbia

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Debra Lattanzi Shutika
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Identity and Identification: The Role of Architectural Identity in a Globalised World

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Robert Adam
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Context, Identity and Architectural Design Thinking. Álvaro Siza’s ‘Bairro da Malagueira’

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Jorge Spencer, Nuno Miguel Seabra
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Wither Genius Loci?: The City, Urban Fabric and Identity in Perth, Western Australia

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Felicity Morel-Edniebrown
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