Sense of place in urban natural landscapes

Yazdani, Nasim and Lozanovska, Mirjana 2013, Sense of place in urban natural landscapes, in Cultural ecology : new approaches to culture, architecture and ecology, School of Architecture + Built Environment, Deakin University, Geelong, Vic., pp. 46-53.

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Title Sense of place in urban natural landscapes
Author(s) Yazdani, Nasim
Lozanovska, Mirjana
Conference name Cultural Ecology. Symposium (2012 : Geelong, Victoria)
Conference location Geelong, Victoria
Conference dates 23-24 Oct. 2012
Title of proceedings Cultural ecology : new approaches to culture, architecture and ecology
Editor(s) Lozanovska, Mirjana
Publication date 2013
Conference series Cultural Ecology Symposium
Start page 46
End page 53
Total pages 8
Publisher School of Architecture + Built Environment, Deakin University
Place of publication Geelong, Vic.
Keyword(s) landscape
sense of place
phenomenology
immigrants
perception
identity
Summary Landscape perception from the cultural ecology perspective can help us understand what urban natural landscapes mean to people from different cultures, and how they make sense of place through landscape experience. While there are key anthropological studies on culture and environment, there is not extensive literature about how post-war and more recent immigrants appropriate, use and perceive natural environments? And do migrants' culture and experience of nature in their previous places of dwelling affect their perception and experience in a new landscape? In a global world conditioned by mobility, it may be important to understand the factors that affect immigrants' perception of place and the phenomenon of the sense of belonging as mediated by their approach to nature. This paper explores the experience of migration in relation to urban natural landscapes, and studies the role of natural environments in their place making and identity.
Language eng
Field of Research 120103 Architectural History and Theory
120502 History and Theory of the Built Environment (excl Architecture)
Socio Economic Objective 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30053587

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