Residents’ Perceptions Towards The Disruption Of Public Places In Historic Cities

Harun, Nor Zalina and Said, Ismail (2009) Residents’ Perceptions Towards The Disruption Of Public Places In Historic Cities. In: Joint International Symposium of IAPS-CSBE & HOUSING Networks, 12th -16th October 2009, Besiktas University, Istanbul, Turkey.


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Place attachments promote and reflect stability, signifying long term bonds between people and their familiar places. However, due to new developments without considerations for a sense of attachment, authentic places may be destroyed and inauthentic ones can be produced. Disruptions or modifications of places with high levels of attachments may create stressful feelings to the affected people. This study explores local residents’ attachments to a historical public place which was recently demolished. Data collection strategies involve survey questionnaires, site observations, and resources on historical documents gathered from archives. The survey responses showed that disruptions and changes had brought fragmentations of routines, of relationships and alienated feelings among the residents apart from weakening the place’s identity. This study renders new evidence for landscape architects and planners that attachment to historical public places can be a strong motivation for building residents’ support for urban conservation strategies.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: public places, historic cities, place meanings, place attachmenst, place disruptions
Divisions: Faculty of Built Environment > Landscape Architecture
Depositing User: FAB IR Admin
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2013 05:55
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2013 05:56

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