Nurturing a sense of place and connection to a place.
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’).
The values of landscape and lifestyle are fundamental to our cultural identity.