Increasing urbanization and increasing urban density put enormous pressure on the relationships between people and place in cities. Built environment professionals must pay attention to the impact of people–place relationships in small- to large-scale urban initiatives. A small playground in a neighborhood pocket park is an example of a small-scale urban development; a national environmental policy that influences energy sources is an example of a large-scale initiative. All scales of decision-making have implications for the people–place relationships present in cities. This book presents new research in contemporary, interdisciplinary urban challenges, and opportunities, and aims to keep the people–place relationship debate in focus in the policies and practices of built environment professionals and city managers. Most urban planning and design decisions, even those on a small scale, will remain in the urban built form for many decades, conditioning people’s experience of their city. It is important that these decisions are made using the best available knowledge.

This book contains an interdisciplinary discussion of contemporary urban movements and issues influencing the relationship between people and place in urban environments around the world which have major implications for both the processes and products of urban planning, design, and management. The main purpose of the book is to consolidate contemporary thinking among experts from a range of disciplines including anthropology, environmental psychology, cultural geography, urban design and planning, architecture and landscape architecture, and the arts, on how to conceptualize and promote healthy people and place relationships in the 21st-century city. Within each of the chapters, the authors focus on their specific areas of expertise which enable readers to understand key issues for urban environments, urban populations, and the links between them.

chapter |6 pages

The Power of Cities on People–Place Relationships

ByKate Bishop, Nancy Marshall

part Section 1|14 pages

Vibrant Cities

chapter 1|11 pages

Self-Conscious and Unselfconscious Place-Making in Cities

ByJon Lang

chapter 2|11 pages

Using Places/Exchanging Places

ByKate Shaw

chapter 3|10 pages

Festival Bodies

The Role of the Senses and Feelings in Place-Making Practices
ByMichelle Duffy

chapter 4|10 pages

A Sound Understanding of Healthy Cities

ByRachel Cogger, Nancy Marshall

chapter 5|12 pages

Art, Communities, and Housing Form

A Practitioner’s Perspective
ByMarla Guppy

part Section 2|12 pages

Diverse Cities

chapter 6|10 pages

Pushing Diversity beyond Recognition

ByRuth Fincher

chapter 7|9 pages

Diversity in Density

Encouraging Participation in Higher Density Living
ByHazel Easthope, Edgar Liu, Christina Ho, Caitlin Buckle

chapter 8|10 pages

Knowing Their Place

Children, Young People, and Cities
ByKate Bishop, Fatemeh Aminpour

chapter 9|11 pages

Exercise Space Planning and Design for an Aging Society

A Case Study of Space, Exercise Behavior, and Cognitive Function of Older Women in Taiwan
ByTzu-Yuan Stessa Chao, Yun Chou

chapter 10|12 pages

Culture, Citizenship, and Emplaced Practice

ByMichael Rios

part Section 3|12 pages

Equitable Cities

chapter 11|10 pages

The Experience of Place and Displacement in the 21st-Century City

ByLynne C. Manzo

chapter 12|20 pages

Propositions for More Just Urban Public Spaces

BySetha Low, Kurt Iveson

chapter 13|10 pages

Place-Based Activism

Getting out of the Frying Pan of Citizen Disengagement or into the Fire of Territorial Localism?
ByRyan van den Nouwelant

chapter 14|10 pages

Transforming Traditions

Place, Ideology, Development, and Planning in Bali
ByGusti Ayu Made Suartika

chapter 15|9 pages

Consuming Heritage or the End of Tradition

Challenges in the Transition from Vernacularism to Globalization
ByNezar AlSayyad

part Section 4|12 pages

Smart Cities

chapter 16|10 pages

The Infrastructure of Place

ByMitchell Schwarzer

chapter 17|12 pages

Exploring the Use of Digital Technologies in Participatory Landscape Planning Processes

ByDeni Ruggeri, Anna Szilágyi-Nagy

chapter 18|10 pages

Overcrowding and Domestic Use of Public Space

ByChristian Tietz

chapter 19|10 pages

Tel Aviv

Making Place through Technology
ByChristine Steinmetz, Hila Oren

chapter 20|11 pages

Web 2.0 Social Media

Supporting People–Place Relationships
ByNancy Marshall, Homa Rahmat

part Section 5|11 pages

Resilient Cities

chapter 21|9 pages

Place Attachment, Well-Being, and Resilience

ByLeila Scannell, Li Qin Tan, Robin S. Cox, Robert Gifford

chapter 23|10 pages

Rebuilding After Disaster

People, Processes, and Five Percent Technology
ByAnshu Sharma

chapter 24|9 pages

Making Place by Making Things Again?

How Artisanal Makers are Reshaping Place in Post-Industrial Detroit and Newcastle
ByLaura Crommelin

chapter 25|12 pages

Resilience in a Warming Climate

Public Place-Making for Health and Well-Being in Hot Cities
ByLouise McKenzie, Susan Thompson

chapter 26|11 pages

Urban Green Space

Places Supporting Urban Resilience
ByLinda Corkery

chapter |7 pages

Meeting the Demands for Change, Adaptation, and Innovation in 21st-Century Cities

ByNancy Marshall, Kate Bishop