People and Place: The Interrelated Connections Between Interactions, Perceptions and Space

  • Eva Ladekjær Larsen


The main purpose of this chapter is to provide a theoretical overview of the interaction between people and place. Drawing on sociological and anthropological theory and case studies, the chapter addresses three key issues: How people culturally construct meanings of places, how social relationships are practised in public places and how public places shape human behaviour. The dialectic relationship between people and place is a relevant perspective for understanding how people relate to their neighbourhood and how neighbourhood architecture invites residents to socially interact.


Social Capital Homeless People Poor Neighbourhood Place Attachment Context Explanation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Unit for Health Promotion ResearchUniversity of Southern DenmarkEsbjergDenmark

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