Identity and public realm

Cheshmehzangi, Ali (2012) Identity and public realm. Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences, 50 . pp. 307-317. ISSN 1877-0428

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In a very general sense, Identities materialise space to create significance, meaning and spatial relations. In urban design terms, identity is considered to be a fixed point of thought and being or ground of actions. However, as Hall (1989) describes, identity is, in fact, a development or a progression towards creation of inter-relationships between oneself and other and vice versa. Consequently, this paper explores the term ‘identity’ and its implication in an urban context, and also focuses upon the meaning of identity in a public realm to identify how it influences the meaning that people attach to their environments.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Idendity; public realm; relation; place making
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham Ningbo China > Faculty of Science and Engineering
University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Engineering > Department of Architecture and Built Environment
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Depositing User: YUAN, Ziqi
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2017 14:19
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2018 17:55

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