chapter  14
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Place-Making and Time

Often the link between geography and time is sought in the connection of time to space. I will focus here instead on the connection of time to place, or more specifically place-making. I do so for two related reasons. The first is that place and place-making, rather than space, are more central to geographical analysis. Place and place-making underlie the concepts of 'spatiality,' 'the social production of space,' and a host of other geographic concepts that have been employed in discussing time. The second is that we make places for many reasons, and one of the most important is to create a variety of temporal relations or temporalities. That is, we create places in part to create temporal relations or temporalities.