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Preserving and Constructing Place Attachment in Europe

  • Provides a case study-based perspective on place attachment

  • Discusses different European territorial contexts

  • The methodology follows a qualitative approach

Part of the book series: GeoJournal Library (GEJL, volume 131)

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About this book

This book offers a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches to place attachment from a European perspective. Starting from a dynamic, relational, and participatory concept of place attachment, the book discusses place making and place attachment processes through place-based development and community place-driven actions. It also presents examples of creating place attachment through nature- and culture-based contexts and focuses on how sustainable planning and territorial identities enhance place attachment. Finally, this book presents and discusses (re)constructing place attachment within transition processes and through strategic solutions for urban recovery and regeneration of (post)-industrial areas. By considering the social, environmental, economic, and political effects of building, strengthening and maintaining place attachment, this book is a valuable read for all those working with and interested in learning more about place attachment: geographers, landscape planners, sociologists, psychologists, environmental and political scientists, and members of community movements.

Keywords

  • Place attachment and second-homes
  • Building trans-border place attachment
  • Landscape change and place attachment
  • Place attachment in re-settled border regions
  • Territorial perception and self-identification
  • Place attachment through transport infrastructure
  • Spatial planning in building place attachment
  • Place attachment in post-industrial areas
  • Coastal management strategy and place protection
  • Place attachment and participation in local leadership
  • Local grassroots place-making in Estonia
  • Place-based identities in coal phase-out regions
  • Participatory climate adaptation and place attachment
  • Urban regeneration and place attachment

Editors and Affiliations

  • Faculty of Geography and Territorial Identities and Development Research Centre, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

    Oana-Ramona Ilovan

  • Faculty of Geographical and Geological Sciences, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poznan, Poland

    Iwona Markuszewska

About the editors

Oana-Ramona Ilovan is Associate Professor of Geography at Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania. She is the founder and editor-in-chief of the scientific journal Territorial Identity and Development (since 2016) and Director of Territorial Identities and Development Research Centre (ITDRC) (since 2020). Her main research interests are Regional Geography, territorial identities, place attachment, qualitative methodology, cultural landscapes, participatory processes, and urban development.

Iwona Markuszewska is University Professor of Earth and Exact Sciences at Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland. She is a member of the International Advisory Board of the Territorial Identities and Development Research Centre (ITDRC) (since 2020). Her main research interests are emotional landscape, place attachment, socio-environmental conflicts, multifunctional rural development, land fragmentation and consolidation, and sustainability in fashion.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Preserving and Constructing Place Attachment in Europe

  • Editors: Oana-Ramona Ilovan, Iwona Markuszewska

  • Series Title: GeoJournal Library

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Social Sciences, Social Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2022

  • Series ISSN: 0924-5499

  • Series E-ISSN: 2215-0072

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVII, 373

  • Number of Illustrations: 63 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Human Geography

Buying options

Hardcover Book USD 149.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
This title has not yet been released. You will be able to pre-order it soon.