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Assessing sense of place in natural settings: a mixed-method approach


Lin, C-C and Lockwood, M, Assessing sense of place in natural settings: a mixed-method approach, Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 57, (10) pp. 1441-1464. ISSN 0964-0568 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/09640568.2013.811401


Sense of place is an important concept for understanding how people construct relations with their surroundings. A thorough analysis of place meanings needs to consider (1) natural and anthropogenic features that are the sources of place formation; (2) scales over which these features occur; (3) the range of potential responses to these features; and (4) functional and emotional forms of place attachment. However, previous approaches to assessing sense of place have not encompassed all these elements. Using case studies of two Tasmanian protected areas, we demonstrate a mixed-method approach that enabled comprehensive assessment of stakeholders’ senses of place.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:sense of place, assessment methods, natural areas
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental management
Research Field:Conservation and biodiversity
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Other environmental management
Objective Field:Other environmental management not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Lin, C-C (Dr Chia-Chin Lin)
UTAS Author:Lockwood, M (Associate Professor Michael Lockwood)
ID Code:88567
Year Published:2014 (online first 2013)
Web of Science® Times Cited:18
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:2014-02-06
Last Modified:2017-11-14
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