strategy

Relating to place

Synonyms:
Appreciating place
Creating bonds to place
Creating meaningful relationships to place
Fostering topophilia
Celebrating endemophilia
Enjoying homewellness
Description:

Nurturing a sense of place and connection to a place.

Context:

The relationship between landscape or place and people has a dual nature. On the one hand there is a group of economic relationships associated with survival and commerce (profit). On the other hand, there is a group of cultural relationships associated with the non-economic activities of a society, expressing both societal values and elements of individual cognition.

To balance the negative psychological state of ‘nostalgia’, environmental philosopher Glenn Albrecht proposed ‘endemophilia’ (the sense of being truly at home within one’s place and culture — or ‘homewellness’).

Claim:

The values of landscape and lifestyle are fundamental to our cultural identity.

Problems:

Values:
Unmeaningful
Type Classification:
D: Detailed strategies