Editors: Hernan Casakin, Fátima Bernardo

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

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Library License: US $116
ISBN: 978-1-60805-412-1 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-413-8 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2012
DOI: 10.2174/97816080541381120101

Introduction

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.

Contributors

Editor(s):
Hernan Casakin
Ariel University Center of Samaria
Israel


Fátima Bernardo
Technical University of Lisbon
University of Evora
Portugal




Contributor(s):
Barbara Goličnik Marušić
Urban Planning Institute and School of Architecture
University of Maribor
Slovenia


Cecilia de la Mora
UQAM
University of Quebec
Montréal
Canada


David Seamon
Kansas State University
Manhattan
Kansas
USA


Debra Lattanzi Shutika
English and Cultural Studies
Fairfax
Virginia
USA


Esi Abbam Elliot
Department of Managerial Studies
University of Illinois at Chicago
USA


Fátima Bernardo
Department of Psychology, University of Évora
Center for Urban and Regional Systems (CESUR)
Technical Institute, Technical University of Lisbon
Portugal


Felicity Morel-Edniebrown
International Committee on Interpretation
Presentation of Heritage Sites
Australia


Ferdinando Fornara
Department of Social and Environmental Psychology
University of Cagliari
Italy


Hélène Bélanger
Department of Urban and Tourism Studies
University of Quebec
Montreal
Canada


Hernan Casakin
Department of Architecture
Ariel University Center of Samaria
Ariel
Israel


Humeyra Birol Akkurt
Department of Restoration
Dokuz Eylul University, Faculty of Architecture
Izmir
Turkıye


Jaime Hernandez-Garcia
School of Architecture and Design
Javeriana University
Bogota
Colombia


José Manuel Palma-Oliveira
Faculty of Psychology and Education
University of Lisbon Psychology
Beijing
Portugal


Matej Nikšič
Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia
Beijing
Slovenia


Nuno Miguel Seabra
Faculty of Architecture
Technical University of Lisbon, and Faculty of Architecture and Arts
Lusíada University of Lisbon
Portugal


Renato Troffa
Psychology of Groups
University of Cagliari
Italy


Robert Adam
University of Strathclyde
Glasgow
Scotland


Sanjoy Mazumdar
Department of Planning, Policy and Design
University of California
Irvine



Sara Cameron
Department of Urban and Tourism Studies
University of Quebec
Montreal
Canada


Sergi Valera
Department of Social and Environmental Psychology
University of Barcelona
Spain


Shampa Mazumdar
Department of Sociology
University of California
Irvine
USA


Shimshon Neikrug
Department of Social Work
Ariel University Center
Israel


Susan Noormohammadi
Faculty of Architecture
University of Tehran
Tehran
Iran


Tomeu Vidal
Department of Social and Environmental Psychology
University of Barcelona
Spain




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